Charleen Forest is a poet, a survivor of a failed marriage, and a single parent bringing up a teenage son. She describes her limbo-like existence with wry humour. Then, suddenly, events start running wildly out of hand, beginning with her 70-year-old mother's decision to get married again.
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Carol Shields wrote dazzling, haunting stories of lives just like ours, turning our interior worlds into beautiful labyrinths—a writer worthy of comparison to fellow Canadian greats Alice Munro and Margaret Atwood.From the Inside Flap:
Until events run wildly out of hand, Charleen Forrest manages to cope with the uncertainties of a failed marriage, trying to live her own life and raise a son on her frugal income. She is not unaware of the hazards: "family, banktellers, ex-husband, landladies, bus drivers...men on the make who want her to lie back and accept (this is what you need, baby), friends who feel sorry for her." Her resourcefulness is a delight; her uncanny observations and surprising irony reveal a witty, wry edge that is apt to make you laugh out loud.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1977. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0070825475