The Lesbian Career Girl series has been a great addition to my personal library, and as soon as Monica Nolan writes another one, I’m going to be sure to buy it and support her work.
The web of these two lovers lure others in like trapped insects, as the reader learns of the man’s new wife and the complications she brings to his life.
Eight months later, Jolie is suddenly returned to the streets of NYC in the winter without a home or a clue. She sleeps in a dumpster where she is discovered by employees of a nearby coffee shop. This sets Jolie on a strange path on which she meets Lina, the psychic from the first book, Saints in the Shadows.
On the very first page, someone asks, “Did he speak with an accent?” Readers learn this was a question everyone had after the Boston Marathon bombing, which happened the same day Plum’s husband had surgery for his cancer.
I know writers have a long, long way to go to get to where Susan Stinson was in 1993 when she published Belly Songs.
I couldn’t put down The Sugar Queen thanks to its characters, delicious plot, magical realism, and sensory details.
“But I believe a poet can change things. He can change the way people look and feel about things. And that’s what I want to do in Detroit.”–Dudley Randall
Happy 4th Birthday to Grab the Lapels!
This novel feels like the result of multiple editors all trying to have their way, which creates strong and weak moments all over the place.
“Interesting” is the word I keep returning to, not in the vaguely condescending way in which a teacher might dismiss a student’s idea for a term paper…