An Innocent Diversion
Doubleday, 1999 - 317 Seiten
Sonia Garrs is fifty-five but you'd never believe it. Fran Topping couldn't be more different. What brings this unlikely pair together is Jason: boyish and handsome, he's desperately in search of something : mother or lover - or prey.
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'Hey, Janie,' Fran calls after her. 'Do you think you could operate some People
Skills tonight? I mean with regard to your sister. Can you try not to stir things, and
not to take umbrage. What do you think?' Janie retraces her last few steps.
'I'll put Janie's to keep warm,' says Fran. ... can be described as singing; to Fran's
ears it's more like a diatribe on a monotone; ordinary speech with its natural
inflections would be easier on the ear; silence, thinks Fran, would be even better.
Both of us is right, thinks Fran. Where did Janie get her propensity to swear?
From her mother, is the shaming truth. Obviously the habit is catching. Though
not, as it happens, in her own case. Fran adopted the practice as a deliberate
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Sonia is an always immaculate perfectionist, Fran is a relaxed farm wife. The plot alternates between their different lives. Charming and believable people, with a plot that kept surprising me. All written in the present tense which seemed odd at first, but works well. Vollständige Rezension lesen
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