Thursday, September 16, 2010
Such A Pretty Face
Title: The Wife's Tale
By: Lori Lansens
On the eve of her Silver Anniversary, Mary Gooch is 43-years old and weighs in at 302 pounds. Except for a brief period in high school when she is slender, carefree, and infected with an intestinal parasite, Mary has been uncontrollably hungry, victim of a monster, The Obeast, a term she overheard in whispers from childhood. Mary has grown complacent suffering the ridicule of her nasty boss, and the world has nearly shrunk to the universe between her bedroom and the refrigerator. When her loving husband, Jimmy Gooch, fails to arrive home one evening, and it slowly dawns on Mary that he isn’t returning, she begins an adventure that lifts her beyond a limited and habitual existence. Readers will cheer for Mary as she blossoms, rediscovers self-worth, friendship, authentic family ties, and the humanity of strangers.
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