A departure from his critically acclaimed fable, The Woman Who Lives in the Earth, Swain Wolfe's second novel is a sensuous and haunting love story set near a deep mountain lake in Montana.
After twenty-three years away, Liz, a Boston career woman, returns to visit her eccentric grandmother and to seek solace from the lake that made her believe the world was alive and aware. Among her long-stored treasures she finds a primitive painting of a woman, which she connects to a legend from her childhood, a romance about lovers whose passion sets the lake on fire.
The Lake Dreams the Sky tells the story of the post-World War II romance between Rose, a local waitress, and a drifter named Cody. Their defiance of society's unwritten rules makes the lovers outlaws in an unforgiving time.
The Lake Dreams the Sky indelibly conjures a landscape of passion, shifting perception, and the visceral longing that shapes our lives.