A Daughter for Mr. Spider
by Megan Russo
Publication Date: 14 April 2020
Nightingale & Sparrow Press
Genre: Mixed Media
A Daughter for Mr. Spider is a cross-section of the author’s family tree exploring the grief the author has felt since the passing of her grandfather. The prose, poetry, and collage images weave together the fairy tale-like narrative of the years she was raised by her grandfather, alongside the author’s perceived feeling of growing up as an outsider.
This collection is a call to finding happiness with those who understand you and shedding the negativity we choose to shroud ourselves in as we navigate the differences in the people around us.
A Daughter for Mr. Spider is a story of loss which, in the end, believes that healing is a process we must create for ourselves using the memories of those who leave us as a way to celebrate life.
About the Author
Megan is a writer and graphic designer living in Austin, TX. Her work has been published by Palm Sized Press, Cauldron Anthology, Royal Rose Magazine, Wellington Street Review, among others. When she’s not playing tabletop games or spreading the gospel of her devotion to pastel color schemes, she enjoys seeing live shows around the city and spending time with her husband and their two pugs.