Dear Ms. Dream Agent,
I am writing to you because you represented BLAH BLAH by WHATSHIS NAME and I feel my novel has a similar spirit.
Split into two interwoven parts, *** is a 96,000-word work of literary fiction. Like THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS, or a Diane Arbus photograph, it peers beneath the comfort of expected storytelling into the recesses of the human experience.
Set in Kyoto, New England, Africa and Kathmandu, *** connects the mental illness of a Japanese English teacher with the wandering spirit of a jaded American. Incorporating Trichotillomania, 9-11, religious yearning and sexual consolation, the relationship between Machiko Yamamoto and Krista Black develops over a two year period, as Machiko’s health fails, and Krista’s brutal past unfolds. Their desire and their love, their rage and their hope, create a story of humanity, told by two women, across two cultures.
I am a graduate of FancyPants University, and have spent two years in a Japanese village similar to the setting of ***. This is my first novel.
Thank you for your time and consideration,