Portland native, novelist, and poet Suzanne Matson, who did creative writing work at the University of Washington, is back on home terrain for her newly released second novel, following The Hunger Moon, Ultraviolet (Catapult).
"From its wonderful opening in 1930s India, Suzanne Matson's beautifully accurate and illuminating Ultraviolet follows the fates of three generations of American women along the shifting borders of safety and freedom. As time carries them past risks and refuges, the reader is left with a shimmering sense of lives lived." —Joan Silber.
"Fascinating and stirring. . . . Matson glides through her characters’ lives in almost self-contained chapters punctuated by explosions of burnished emotion...Readers will latch on to the unforgettable characters of this accomplished saga of the shifting personal and historical complications of American womanhood." —Publishers Weekly.