Drowned in Moonlight: A Collection of Short Fiction, Poetry, and Essays Dedicated to the Memory of Carrie Fisher

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 The year was 1977, "Star Wars: A New Hope" was released. It was groundbreaking in many ways. Special effects were radically new, and the casting of Carrie Fisher as a strong feminine lead smashed through expectations that women were weak and unable to fight alongside men.
Drowned in Moonlight comes from a quote Carrie once said. "I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I wanted it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra."

Carrie was a multifaceted talent; she represented a politician, a princess, a mother and a general. One of her other loves, was writing; she wrote novels, memoirs and screenplays.

Between these covers lie stories, poems, pictures and personal essays by a plethora of writers and artists, dedicated to Carrie’s memory.

Proceeds go to the International Bipolar Foundation
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KCEditions
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Published on
May 5, 2018
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Pages
134
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ISBN
9781988124988
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Language
English
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Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Poetry / Anthologies (multiple authors)
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