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"I am the queen of two crowns, banished 15 years, the famed and gilded woman, bad-luck baleful girl, mother of three small animals, now gone. I am 55 years old. I am Lear's wife. I am here."

Word has come. Care-bent King Lear is dead, driven mad and betrayed. His three daughters too, broken in battle. But someone has survived: Lear's queen, exiled to a nunnery years ago, written out of history, her name forgotten. Now she can tell her story. 

Though her grief and rage may threaten to crack the earth open, she knows she must seek answers. Why was she sent away in shame and disgrace? What has happened to Kent, her oldest friend and ally? And what will become of her now, in this place of women? To find peace, she must reckon with her past and make a terrible choice - one upon which her destiny, and that of the entire abbey, rests. 

Giving unforgettable voice to a woman whose absence has been a tantalizing mystery, Learwife is a breathtaking novel of loss and renewal about how history bleeds into the present.

©2021 J.R. Thorp (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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