Who we become depends on the lies we tell.
Traveling through Sicily
Sally Schloss moved from New York to Nashville years before it became the “It” city. Her debut novel, Traveling Through Sicily, is set in Nashville’s little-known, alternative youth culture of the early 1990s. It’s a cautionary tale about mistaking being smart for actually knowing anything, especially when it comes to the risky business of sex and love.
Sicily, a charismatic beauty, sees men as low-hanging fruit, ripe for the plucking. Peter, a self-educated country boy, seduced by Sicily, finds her attention intoxicating, yet also a trigger for his own insecurities and paranoia.
His skeptical friend, Remy, sees through Sicily’s femme fatale persona. Feeling abandoned by Peter, she doesn’t resist Sicily’s efforts to become her new best friend. As Remy draws closer to this woman she doesn’t trust, she finds herself on the receiving end of Sicily’s shocking confidences. Caught in the middle, performing as both Peter's and Sicily’s confidante, she discovers there are many versions of Sicily—all of them contradictory and disturbing. But who doesn’t have secrets to keep—even from themselves?