Today over on Amazon, the Kindle edition of The Good Luck Knot by Melissa Field is FREE to download (Click here for UK download). Why not take a look before it goes back to full price?
Jordan frightens those closest to her by announcing she’s taking a job in Antarctica. It isn’t the destination that worries everyone. It’s Jordan, and what she’ll do when she’s alone and far away.
It’s been a year since she hit rock bottom and had to get her stomach pumped. Her recovery was going well. She was even confronting the issues instilled in her from growing up in a family plagued by addiction. Her latest relationship, however, imploded in a cloud of betrayal and heartache. All she cares about now is going as far as possible from the small town she grew up in.
The Good Luck Knot is about the struggle to find out who we are and how we fit into our families, our friendships, the world, the Universe and our own skin. As Jordan’s story unfolds she rekindles a long dead interest in spirituality. Inspired in part by Antarctica, she begins nurturing a desire to understand not only her own self, but the world she’s shut out for too long.
Bali, Alaska, and Mongolia are amongst the places she travels to while seeking hope and answers. Despite immersing herself in these amazing corners of the world she is still struggling with who she is. She cannot shake her desire to drink or her need for love and approval. On top of it, buried secrets continue to surface as she digs deeper into the past and her own mind.
The story begins with a metaphor assimilating a person’s life path to the folding of a paper crane. Each chapter is a fold, and the book goes back and forth in time, itself a reflection of the origami metaphor. Just as a paper crane folds into itself, showing no beginning or end, The Good Luck Knot’s final chapter connects to the first, reflecting this endless flow.