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Rachel Lyon

Biography

Rachel Lyon

Rachel Lyon’s short stories have appeared in Joyland, Iowa Review and Saint Ann’s Review, among other publications. She attended Princeton and Indiana University, where she was fiction editor of Indiana Review. She currently teaches fiction at Sackett Street Writers Workshop, Catapult, Slice and elsewhere, and is a cofounder and cohost of the reading series Ditmas Lit. SELF-PORTRAIT WITH BOY is her first novel.

Rachel Lyon

Books by Rachel Lyon

by Rachel Lyon - Fiction

Lu Rile is a relentlessly focused young photographer struggling to make ends meet. Working three jobs, responsible for her aging father, and worrying that the crumbling warehouse she lives in is being sold to developers, she is at a point of desperation. One day, in the background of a self-portrait, Lu accidentally captures on film a boy falling past her window to his death. The photograph turns out to be startlingly gorgeous, the best work of art she’s ever made. But the decision to show it is not easy, especially as she forges an intense bond with the boy’s mother. Lu becomes torn between equally fierce desires: to use the photograph to advance her career, and to protect a woman she has come to love.