Troubador Like a Fox to a Swallow

Released: 28/01/2021

ISBN: 9781800460775

eISBN: 9781800468719

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Like a Fox to a Swallow


Helen Kings and Alma Carneggio couldn’t be more different: Helen makes a living as a single-mum and partner in a London law firm, while Alma lives a privileged life as the wife of a Milanese industrial aristocrat. Yet, their lives are haunted by the same tragedy: the mysterious death of Luca Carneggio, Alma’s son and Helen’s lover- and the father of Helen’s teenage daughter Emmy, an illegitimate child and therefore a disgrace to the Carneggio family. 

While Alma drifts through her days on painkillers and tranquillizers, hiding in her family’s estate, Helen is keeping up the façade of a tough self-made woman. But in her quiet moments, only a ghost Luca keeps her company – and her resentment towards the Carneggios alive. She blames them for the dreams she had to give up. But as Emmy turns into a young adult, this truth is being challenged - until it finally falls apart. 

The reader follows Alma and Helen on their winded - and sometimes funny - ways to come to terms with their past, finding a new way of being after having lost what they loved the most. When Alma is suddenly stripped of her family corset, she begins to long for meeting her only granddaughter. But is it too late for a new beginning?

The launch date for Like a Fox to a Swallow is November 28, 2020! So excited!!

And yet there is no time to sit idle - right now I am working on a short story collection which will hopefully come out next spring. More news coming up soon :-)

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Ella Voss

Ella Voss grew up in Germany and has lived in Switzerland, the UK and India. Now living in Munich, Germany, her creative soul still speaks English. She has written numerous short stories about love and life, her first novel Like a Fox to a Swallow is going to come out in November 2020 with Matador.

Ella Voss is an IP lawyer by day and an author by night. Pursuing her passion with all her heart, she invests her free time in writing conferences and workshops, she is a regular attendant of AWP conferences in the US. As a literary community builder, she is the co-founder of the creative writing group 'Munich Writers' and hosts a literary salon (when there is no pandemic).

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