A Map to the Stars

Portrait of a Stolen Childhood

Once upon a time, Avery lived in a place filled with family, magic, and love. It ended when her mother came for her.

Ripped from the only home she ever knew, young Avery endures horrific exploitation, familial separation, and a childhood without the promise of a happily ever after.

Part prose, part poetry – all primal scream – A Map to the Stars explores the acerbic betrayal of family, unthinkable abuse, and the search for what is left behind – if anything at all – amongst the stars.

Ashley Hutchison pulls no punches in this fictionalized memoir of her childhood.

Content Warning:

  • Language
  • Child Neglect
  • Child Abuse
  • Abandonment



About The Author

Ashley Hutchison

Ashley Hutchison

Editor, writer, and painter with experience working for Triplicity Publishing, New London Writers, and Equinox Books. She is a managing partner of Lost Boys Press. When not dabbling in books and art, you'll find Ashley searching for the weird and wonderful in local bookstores.