The Northman’s Daughter by E. Merwin, based on a tale by Ben Ressler Winner of 1st Prize in the Next Generation New Indie Award for Regional Fiction 2017
Piccolo Fortunato, a young artist who happens to be a proud Italian greyhound, slaves away for no fame or fortune in the Brooklyn studio of an acclaimed sculptor. Not until his baptism by the fire of a hot chili pepper will his own career be ignited in the City of York they call New.
From intern to artist, can this young pup make his mark on the Chelsea art scene?
“The writing is smart, sly, and very effective, and I found myself often laughing out loud at the sheer verve and nerve of the narrative and the voice. In a sea of standards mysteries and genre books, this one clearly stands out.” Judge’s commentary Writer’s Digest 2016