Can two people stay connected for a lifetime and each know the complete truth about the other? When New Yorker Nick Satterborn falls in love with Sassa Vikander he's convinced the answer is yes.
Nick Satterborn. Songwriter. Dabbler on the spiritual path. Survivor.
Sassa Vikander. Stunning chef. Seeker on the path of most resistance. Survivor.
Contentment percolates for a time until the two are hurtled into a life of uncertainty self-evaluation and growth. Each dreams heroic dreams of overcoming his/her past rising out of sadness rediscovering home finding peace. Their worlds dissolve and reform. People and events threaten to tear them apart.
The Color of Home is a story of love of loss of digging deep down to the bottom of things until maybe just maybe Nick and Sassa find the strength to become whole. Their journey offers a unique honest glimpse into the life and love of a palpably rare relationship of our time.
Rich Marcello is a poet a songwriter and musician a creative writingteacher and the author of three novels The Color of Home The Big Wide Calm and The Beauty of the Fall.
As anyone who has read Rich's work can tell you his books deal with life's big questions: love loss creativity community aging self-discovery. His novels are rich with characters and ideas crafted by a natural storyteller with the eye and the ear of a poet.
For Rich writing and art making is about connection or as he says about making a difference to a least one other person in the world something he has clearly achieved many times over both as an artist and a teacher.
"The Color of Home sings an achingly joyful blues tune. It's the song of lives stripping away the hardened scars until all that's left is the possibility of each other. It's a tune we've all sung but seldom with such poetry and depth. Read this and weep... and laugh and sing and sing some more."-Myron Rogers co-author of A Simpler Way.