Carin Clevidence is the author of The House on Salt Hay Road, a novel. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in Off Assignment, the Washington Post, O Magazine, OZY, The Michigan Quarterly Review, the anthologies First Antarctic Reader, and Wild Child: Girlhoods in the Counterculture, and elsewhere. A graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Michigan, she has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, Sustainable Arts, the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, Yaddo, MacDowell, VCCA, and elsewhere. She grew up in a family of naturalists and travelers, and has worked as deckhand in Baja, Mexico, and an assistant expedition leader in Antarctica. She lives in Northampton, MA, and is at work on a novel set onboard a ship in Antarctica.
At your wedding, you set out on a two-person expedition toward a place you try to envision but have never seen. Later, you may wake one morning alone under an alien sky and wonder how you ever came to be here.