Kate Sundara is an author, actor and artist. Following her gypsy heart she spent a decade travelling the world as a hunter-gatherer of stories. Inspired by the people and places she encountered, Kate writes about adventure, love, magic and nature. Indigenous threads of mystery and legend weave their way into the fabric of her stories.
Kate has a BA Hons degree in Drama with English from Exeter University.
The United States of Us is her début novel, which was published by Canelo in November 2015.
THE UNITED STATES OF US
Mia Hart’s childhood sweetheart, Robin, has been watching over her ever since his death. Haunted by the devastating incident that killed him, Mia spends three years travelling the world. Discovering the island of Utopia, a retreat in the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea, Mia meets Zak, a dashing American musician. After a whirlwind romance, Zak asks Mia to come and live with him in the faraway Midwest. Swept up by infatuation and desperate to be free from Robin’s ghost, she accepts. Braving a move to River Valley, a small town in the American wilderness, Mia soon discovers the fairytale Zak promised her is anything but. Worried she’s made a rash decision, but too proud to leave, Mia must confront her past before she can find true happiness. Vivid, beautiful, and packed with unforgettable characters, THE UNITED STATES OF US is a riveting and intense tale of love, loss and letting go.
PUBLICATION DATE: 23rd November 2015