About 1st book
About 2nd book
About 3rd book
The allegory themes
2. The consequences of a mother's grief and denial
3. The discovery that mothers destroy sons
About the trilogy
The trilogy consists of What's in a Name (published), The Perfumed Shroud, and Whaleseasons. The name of the trilogy comes from a common element amongst the allegorical themes, which reflect on the human condition involving the undeniable influence mothers have on their children. These are introspective narratives, which are categorized as literary fiction, that feature complex characters and character development.
The trilogy is named for its reflective take on a mother's influence, which is compared to a spiral galaxy that has a central bar-shaped structure. According to Wikipedia, "bars generally affect ... the motions of stars within spiral galaxies."