The Wolf Tone, by Christy Stillwell
THE WOLF TONE by Christy Stillwell is the winner of the 2017 Elixir Press Fiction Award. This novel, set in a Montana college town, takes us on a journey through such issues as motherhood and freedom, accompanied by a buoyant soundtrack like no other. Debra Spark had this to say about it: “For me, Christy Stillwell's novel THE WOLF TONE was like a wonderful vacation to a beautiful, arty Montana town, where I got to live for a season among musicians, art patrons, locals, and owls. I met a tough-minded single mother, a solitary classical musician, and a vet with a start-up medical marijuana dispensary. By the time my stay was over, I'd heard the unexpected and profound story of these unlikely literary bedfellows, a resonant tale about the choices we make, the secrets we keep, and our (often misguided) expectations regarding love, children, and career. No Airbnb booking required.”
CHRISTY STILLWELL holds a B.A. in English from the University of Georgia, an M.A. in Literature from the University of Wyoming,and an M.F.A. from the Warren Wilson College Program for Writers. She is the author of Amnesia, a chapbook of poetry from Finishing Line Press. Her work has appeared in journals such as The Massachusetts Review, The Tishman Review, and Fourth Genre. She lives in Montana.