One D.O.A., One on the Way

One D.O.A., One on the Way

A Novel

Book - 2009
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One D.O.A., One on the Way is a novel which opens on Jay, a location scout for a movie production company. She is complacently married to Alt, who has just been diagnosed with a grave illness and gone back to his palatial family home, back to the care of his parents. Which is just fine with Jay--or so she tells herself at the start. But standing left of center in this still-prosperous but mortally wounded family does not get easier as the weeks wear on. As she tries to negotiate her way around the anger of Saunders, Alt's despised twin brother; maintain her friendship with Petal, his beautiful wife; and protect what's left of the innocence of Collie, the niece caught in the middle, Jay finds more than the Louisiana heat oppressive.
With her trademark biting humor and breathtaking facility with minimalist language, Mary Robison, author of the award-winning Why Did I Ever, sets the stage for a beguiling Southern Gothic sure to delight her fanatical following and new readers alike.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2009
ISBN: 9781582433059
1582433054
Branch Call Number: F ROB

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librarylizzard Feb 07, 2014

I was let down by this book. It was too abstract for my liking - the story was so choppy and halting that it never quite evolved. It also felt a bit contrived.. the characters were all so witty and insulting with each other that I got tired of the same type of interaction throughout. It's style s... Read More »


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librarylizzard Feb 07, 2014

I was let down by this book. It was too abstract for my liking - the story was so choppy and halting that it never quite evolved. It also felt a bit contrived.. the characters were all so witty and insulting with each other that I got tired of the same type of interaction throughout. It's style sacrifices depth in favor of a strange disjointed storytelling method. Not my cup of tea.

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