Dead Fish Wind: a novel by Cooper Levey-Baker

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Dead Fish Wind
by Cooper Levey-Baker
ISBN: 978-1-948692-74-8 paperback
ISBN: 978-1-948692-75-5 ebook
January 2022
fiction

Cicely has got problems. Stuck working a crappy job to take care of her deadbeat father, she’s living just a step above homelessness in a town ruled by a remote, affluent elite and stricken with a catastrophic outbreak of red tide. But then Cicely makes a friend, perhaps her first, and she starts dreaming of a way out of her predicament. It’s a scheme that involves stolen placentas and a dangerous outlaw doula that leads to a confrontation with the malignant forces around her and the mother who abandoned her as a child.

In this grim, comic debut novel, author Cooper Levey-Baker tells a bizarre coming-of-age story in prose that is lyrical, gross, tragic, goofy, and maybe even a bit tender.

Author and journalist, Cooper Levey-Baker. He has blond hair and is standing wearing a dark button-up shirt and jeans. There are trees with sunlight filtering through them in the background.
Cooper Levey-Baker

Cooper Levey-Baker is a writer and journalist. His fiction has appeared in the Sierra Nevada Review and Burrow Press’s Fantastic Floridas series, and his journalism has won multiple awards from the Florida Magazine Association and the Florida Society of Professional Journalists.