In music, the word invention (n.) is defined as: a short keyboard composition featuring two- or three-part counterpoint.
Five-Part Invention, is the gripping debut novel from New York Times bestselling author, Andrea J. Buchanan, that is now available for listening on Audible. I’m so grateful to have been a part of this incredibly beautiful project! I had the honor and privilege of voicing Anna, one of the five protagonists, in this exquisite saga spanning five generations of women that “wrestles with the question – if trauma echoes through generations, can love echo, too? Is the love we transmit enough to undo the trauma of the past that we unwittingly carry with us and often re-enact in the present?” (Publisher Summary)
Five-Part Invention begins with Lise, in the form of a letter written to her daughter Anna, in an attempt to explain, and to try to undo, the estrangement that she has had with her daughter, from the moment Anna was born. This first invention sets the stage for this riveting multigenerational story. Buchanan then skillfully shifts the lens to shine a light on each of her five protagonists’ lives, told from their perspectives. Here we are introduced to Lise, Anna, Pauline, Hope and Zoey, all written so exquisitely and vividly, and in such a way, that is not only immediately captivating, but all at once, immersive. Buchanan places each of these five extraordinary women in their specific eras, allowing each counterpoint to ring out clearly in their own unique voice, as they transparently share their story, their struggles, their search for identity, and their ultimate journey to self-love, all the while answering the question …
Is the love we transmit enough to undo the trauma of the past?
Heartfelt thank you to Dreamscape Media, for casting me as Anna, and for inviting me to be a part of this truly special project. To my incredibly talented co-narrators – Elizabeth Wiley (Lise), Jane Oppenheimer (Pauline), Jamie Mattler (Hope), and Jackie Meloche (Zoey) – what an honor and joy it is to be in your company.