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Blurred Fates

Anastasia Zadeik

Warwick’s presents
Anastasia Zadeik
in conversation with Marni Freedman

Blurred Fates

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 7:30pm PDT

Warwick's
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
Blurred Fates

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On Wednesday, August 3rd at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Anastasia Zadeik as she discusses and signs her new book, Blurred Fates, in conversation with Marni Freedman. Anastasia Zadeik is a writer, editor, and narrative nonfiction performer. She lives in San Diego, CA, where she serves as Director of Operations for the San Diego Writers Festival and as a mentor and board member for the literary nonprofit So Say We All. When she isn't reading or writing, you will find her hiking, practicing yoga, playing tennis, swimming, or hanging out with her husband and their empty-nest rescue dog, Charlie. Blurred Fates is her first novel. 

Kate Whittier has it all - a loving, even-keeled husband, two great kids, and a beautiful home in Southern California. But Kate is living a lie. In a desperate attempt to create for her children the safe, happy family she never had, she has been hiding dark secrets for decades - things she's convinced make her unworthy of her wellborn husband, Jacob, and the privileged life he has provided.

Then, one ordinary evening, always dependable Jacob confesses to a drunken sexual indiscretion he doesn't quite remember, and Kate cracks open. Molten memories rise to the surface: hiding in the dark, her brother's whisper in her ear; crying out, knowing no one will hear. Along with the memories, volatile emotions swirl - a sign, Kate fears, that the mental illness that took her mother has finally come for her.

Stepping in to support Kate and Jacob as their lives unravel is the guy who introduced them: Ryan McCann, a peripatetic journalist who has recently settled nearby to write his first novel. Ryan was with Jacob on the night of the indiscretion. Ryan is with Kate when Jacob leaves. And when Kate's malevolent older brother calls with news of her father's imminent death, it is Ryan who accompanies her as she journeys back to her childhood home looking for closure. Instead, as the past invades the present and relationships collide, Kate discovers complicated truths that could mean redemption - or destroy her entire world.

Marni Freedman is a screenwriter, playwright, award-winning author, writing coach, and co-founder of the San Diego Writers Festival. After graduating from USC film school, Marni began her career bringing her play, Two Goldsteins on Acid, to the stage, after which it was made into the film, Playing Mona Lisa, produced by Disney. She co-authored the play, A Jewish Joke, about a 1950s comedy writer facing the Hollywood Blacklist, which won the NY Solo Show for best drama, critics’ choice for the San Diego Union-Tribune, and was recently produced Off-Broadway. Marni leads the Memoir Certificate Program for San Diego Writers, Ink, produces the San Diego Memoir Writers Association’s theatrical Memoir Showcase, and is an editor of Shaking the Tree: short. brazen. memoir. She is also a writing coach and a therapist for artists and writers. Her first book, 7 Essential Writing Tools: That Will Absolutely Make Your Writing Better (And Enliven Your Soul), is a bestseller. Her second award-winning book is Permission to Roar: For Female Thought Leaders Ready to Write their Book.

Blurred Fates By Anastasia Zadeik Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781647423797
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: She Writes Press - August 2nd, 2022