Friday, May 1, 2009

Finding on a friday

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Little Gods by Anna Richards

Product Description

Jean Clocker is conceived by her mother Wisteria only as a means to entrap a damaged First World War veteran into marriage. Having achieved wedlock but failed in her plan to rid herself of the now-redundant snare, Wisteria visits maternal tyranny on Jean with enthusiasm and diabolical skill. Born of rage and envy, into a body as epic as the life she will live, Jean spends her early years avoiding her mother's blows and striving to make herself just a little less extraordinary. She is finally released from servitude in the opening days of the Second World War. Orphaned, she thrives in wartime, all the while fearing the return of normality and its accompanying and impossible condition of conformity. It is Denny, a tiny and impossibly charistmatic GI with a reverence for size, who facilitates her second liberation, as he takes her across the ocean as his bride. But in California, he disappears without warning, and Jean is required once more to negotiate the world on her own.


6 comments:

Bluestocking said...

I'm sorry about your blog.

PopinFresh said...

I've heard of this book before, but I never knew what it was about. It sounds good.

I'm sorry about your blog also, it sucks that this happened to you.

~ Popin

jlshall said...

This sounds like a really good book! I'll have to see if I can find a copy.

Sorry about your blog, but I think the new one looks great, and I've become a follower. Hope you can somehow get the missing blog back. I know losing it must be very depressing.

MizB said...

Sorry to hear about your other blog, Gautami... that's a bummer. Nice new one you've got here, though! :)

Jo-Jo said...

This sounds like a great book...but I'm so sorry about your blog...that's awful!

Writer on Board said...

Welcome back!