Pickle’s Progress: A Novel (Paperback)
"The four main characters in Pickle’s Progress seem more alive than most of the people we know in real life."—Richard Russo
Marcia Butler’s debut novel, Pickle’s Progress, is a fierce, mordant New York story about the twisted path to love.
Over the course of five weeks, identical twin brothers, one wife, a dog, and a bereaved young woman collide with each other to comical and sometimes horrifying effect. Everything is questioned and tested as they jockey for position and try to maintain the status quo. Love is the poison, the antidote, the devil and, ultimately, the hero.
“Pickle’s Progress is a Weird — But Secretly Sweet — Journey.”—npr
About the Author
Marcia Butler has had a number of creative careers: professional musician, interior designer, documentary filmmaker, and author. As an oboist, the New York Times hailed her as a “first rate artist.” Acclaimed interior designs include projects in New York City, Boston, and Miami. The Creative Imperative, her documentary film exploring the essence of creativity, released in Spring 2019. Her memoir, The Skin Above My Knee, was one of the Washington Post’s “top ten noteworthy moments in classical music in 2017”.
Pickle’s Progress is her fiction debut.
After many decades in New York City, Marcia now makes her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.