What is love? Beate Sigriddaughter explores this timeless question with a confident, wise, and poetic hand in her intimate story of Andrea, a young woman riven by her simultaneous passion for two lovers of opposite genders—and a steadfast commitment to her own personal power and freedom. Compelled to trust in love’s profound truths, follow her hungry heart, and embrace life fully, Andrea must navigate strong, perilous rapids—both figuratively and literally. Sigriddaughter’s perfect-pitch recounting of Andrea’s sensual journey of self-discovery will resonate with anyone who has ever ignored the prescriptions of society in order to care for another deeply, soulfully, and without reservation.

—Richard Mahler, author of Stillness: Daily Gifts of Solitude and The Jaguar’s Shadow: Searching for a Mythic Cat, among other books: