Book: The Color of Home - A Novel by Rich Marcellocategories: Book, Literary Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance and Sex, Coming of Age, Vegetarian Chefs, Songwriting, Music Production, Tantric Sex, Newfoundlands, Loss and Grieving, New York City, Romantic Love
Rich Marcelloabout this book: The Color of Home is the first of three novels I'm writing about love, and deals with romantic love. The other two, The Big Wide Calm (2014, Langdon Street Press), and The Beauty of the Fall (2015), deal with platonic love, and love within an individuals sphere of influence.
The Color of Home is about everything I've come to believe about romantic love. It chronicles Nick Satterborn and Sassa Vikander as they work, separate and together, to overcome tragic pasts, become whole, and find home. As mentioned above, I wrote The Color of Home as the first of three novels on different aspects of love. My goals was to encapsulate what it meant to truly be in relationship with another human being, and to live in complete truth regardless of old and new obstacles.
The book took two years to write, and is intended for anyone who is interested further developing their romantic relationship. So, that from perspective, the audience, is almost all of us. The title came one night in a dream, and from that I wrote the first sentence-- "When Nick met Sassa, he was pulled in by an unusual light in her eyes, old and familiar, a beacon and a badge for those deft enough to notice: the color of home." I had the opportunity to pick between multiple covers, and the one I settled on I felt was striking and captured the essence of the book.
The hardest part of writing the book was at the end when I had to hone a number of difficult, extremely honest and direct scenes. They took me six months at the start of 2013 to complete.
Overall, writing the book was the most profound experience of my life. If it can help even one other person who might be looking for the same things as Nick and Sassa, then I'm truly thankful for the opportunity to share the novel with the world.
Thank you for taking the time to read about The Color of Home.
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