by Nicole Conn
Elena. A wife who will not question her loyalty to a husband
she does not love nor her duty to a church whose tenets she
does not fully accept.
Peyton. A lesbian trapped in an arid relationship and a life
that has brought her success but scant emotional sustenance.
Their eyes first meet across the distance of a public park. One
glance is all it takes for ignition. A slow-building sexual fire
soon becomes a conflagration that engulfs both their lives.
But no matter how compelling the attraction, no matter how
intensely love may reach into the depths of either of their
souls, reality is inflexible. Elena’s husband is pastor of a
church; her son is the center of her life; and she is haunted by
a burden of grief and guilt that fixes her firmly in the
conventional life she leads.
From Nicole Conn, novelist and multi-award-winning director
of little man, writer-director of the legendary lesbian film
Claire of the Moon, comes this powerful love story—a
luminously romantic film as evocative as it is erotic (and
already famous for its Longest Kiss in Cinema History)—and
now a novel that reveals every moment of Elena’s
June, 2011: Elena Undone is a spellbinding tale, a page turner, not only for the clandestine meetings and the manipulations that must go on in Elena's life just for her to eke out some time with the love of her life, but also for the beautiful renditions of their love-making when they do come together.