Carole Maso is the author of ten books. Her novels are Ghost Dance, The Art Lover, AVA, The American Woman in the Chinese Hat, Defiance and Mother & Child. Forthcoming are the novels Eternity and the Dreamer, and Why So Soon Asleep?, and she continues to work on her twenty-year opus, The Bay of Angels. She is also the author of two sequences of poems in prose: Aureole, and Beauty is Convulsive, as well as of a book of essays, Break Every Rule, and a memoir, The Room Lit by Roses. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including, most recently, the 2018 Berlin Prize.
- from "The Bay of Angels" (excerpt)