It is important that you know that this is not truly a novel. This is an unfinished foundation, the messy beginning of what may, with time, become beautiful. The Voices [Unedited] is only the first draft of many to be created and torn apart, aged and transformed into a much more stable and complex, brilliant piece of art.
This is a timeline, an image, an uncomfortable reminder of sounds--those that have been, and those that were imagined. The surrounding text is but scenery--simple words and repetitions that scream out that this is not a piece of beauty at all. In this way, it may be a failed attempt at literature, but to have written the sentences of this story beautifully would have been foolish.
The Voices [Unedited] is a story of frailty, of innocence, of ignorance, of corruption, of darkness, of madness, a soft and simply worded piece that it certainly disturbing.
Lindsay Gray McEwen became interested in writing at fourteen. Beginning with short poems and segmented prose, writing quickly developed from a hobby into a passion. Lindsay completed her first novel (Firefly, the Second) at the young age of sixteen, finishing her first draft of the Voices less than a year later. She has also written several short stories, including "the House," "to Know," and "the Sun and the Moon."