“Dorian” by Agnes Obel
This is the song I listened to on repeat while drafting THE TURNAWAY GIRLS for the first time. It became the book’s touchstone song, something I returned to whenever I wanted to remember why I was writing it. A song can be a door, and this song was the door to the world of the turnaway girls. I only had to listen to it, and I was transported to an island of mist with black-winged cloisterwings whirling through the air.