Is the Green You See, the Green I See?
As my brain absorbed these other names, the colors seemed to shift. The names themselves were changing how I saw the colors.
Harmless Like You
A Dictionary of Color Combinations,
TheBritish Colour Council Dictionary of Colour Standards
British Colour Council Dictionary of Colours For Interior Decoration
Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours
Author of the novel Harmless Like You. Winner of the Authors' Club First Novel Award and a Betty Trask Award. Her second novel, Starling Days is out in April 2020. Short work has appeared in Granta, Guernica, The Atlantic, The Harvard Review, and NPR's Selected Shorts.
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