The Textile Trilogy

The Textile Trilogy invites readers to discover for themselves what we may have left behind of inestimable value in the 19th century that we can marry to the best of the 20th.

 

About The Textile Trilogy

The Author: Destiny Kinal is a writer, book artist, marketing consultant, feminist, bioregionalist, lifelong community organizer, and publisher. And yes, that is her real name, awarded to her at birth by far-seeing parents. Kinal lives in Berkeley, California, western New York State, and south Florida. 

The Books: Burning Silk, the first novel in the Textile Trilogy, is followed by Linen Shroud, set in the time of the U.S. Civil War when so much was lost besides lives (published October 2017). The third novel in the Trilogy, Oil & Water, set on the first oil frontier on the planet, presages both the excitement and destruction of the petroleum era and modernity (publication date TBA). 

The Theme: The Textile Trilogy, covering the expanse of the 19th century, explores our transition in the Eastern United States from the hunter gatherer and agricultural ways-of-life evolved as humans…to the modern age and the dilemmas posed at this point in time, inviting readers to discover what we have left behind of inestimable value in the 19th century that we can marry to the best of the 20th. 

Read the Afterword of Linen Shroud reflects on the entire enterprise of The Textile Trilogy.