Ellie and the Harpmaker
Pub: August 6, 2019
Dan Hollis lives a solitary but content life, happy to spend his days carving exquisite Celtic harps. Here he can be himself, away from social situations that he doesn’t always get right or understand. Ellie Jacobs is a lonely housewife, her unsatisfying life centered on housework; daily walks; her controlling husband, Clive; and the poetry she keeps a secret. While wandering the woods near her home, Ellie stumbles across Dan’s barn. Ellie always wanted to learn to play the harp, and Dan spontaneously and generously gifts her one of his. However, when Clive tells Ellie she must return the harp, Dan stores it in his barn for her, ready for whenever she would like to take lessons. Ellie decides to do something for herself for once and starts visiting Dan and her harp almost daily. As she drifts further away from her husband and deeper into Dan’s world, she accidentally discovers a secret relating to Dan. Ellie must make one of the biggest decisions of her life: keep it from him and risk their friendship or upend his world and change the course of their lives forever?