Title: Tierra del Fuego
Subtitle: A Novella
Author: Lou Mindar
This novella is about a man, Matt Cravens, who suspects his wife of having an affair. She is about to reveal the truth to him when she is killed in an auto accident. Matt is consumed with grief over his wife’s death, but he is also dealing with the anger associated with her betrayal. Unable to cope with his mixed feelings, Matt starts driving south from his home in Chicago, eventually ending up in Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in South America. There, he befriends a simple sheepherder who helps him to mourn his dead wife while also understanding and dealing with his feelings of betrayal.
What I want in a book cover:
I wish I knew. I want something that’s more literary and less genre. I’m not sure how to adequately explain that look, but it tends to be a little more understated and sophisticated. I don’t have any great ideas for the cover, but the book follows the main character along his journey through Central and South America, so, as a possibility, I could see a map in the background. I’m counting on your artistic vision to overcome my lack of a concrete idea for the cover.
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This is from the Kindle website:
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