By Michael Lee West
Reeling from the lack of her mom, plagued with a nasty case of writer's block (and do not even speak about these additional twenty pounds), Renata DeChavannes feels as if every thing is simply undeniable flawed. And that used to be earlier than the tabloids stuck her sweetheart, filmmaker Ferg Lauderdale, sharing an intimate squeeze with Hollywood's preferred younger tamale. however the granddaughter of the ambitious Honora DeChavannes possesses extra hell than belle in her backbone—and she's approximately to reclaim it. Heading south to Honora's domestic at the Gulf Coast, Renata is decided to forestall feeling like a wilted gardenia and grow to be the unstoppable kudzu her cherished grandmother proudly proclaimed she will be. yet for that to occur Renata's obtained to stand a few not-so-genteel ghosts from her prior, notice the reality in regards to the mom she desperately misses, and make peace with the 1st guy who deserted her and broke her center: her good-looking and far-off father.
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She scowled at Zap. ” “He’s not a terrorist,” I said. Zap showed his teeth, then dove back into the Kelly bag, emitting warning growls. ” Candice opened a drawer, sending plastic curlers crashing to the floor, and pulled out a magazine. ” I asked, wondering if she was going to show me a new hairstyle. For weeks, she’d been trying to talk me into a short cut like Halle Berry’s old look, but I just didn’t have the bone structure for it. Candice held up the magazine. ” I put on my reading glasses and glanced at Mermaids in the Basement 21 the cover.
Honora stood by the gate, a Louis Vuitton bag slung over her arm. ” she cried in a Barbara Stanwyck voice. ” I wrapped my arms around her, pulling her close. “I’m home,” I whispered. ” She patted my arm. Two women wearing Talbot pantsuits stepped over to me and shook my hand. “We feel like we know you, Renata,” they gushed, slinging their Aigner handbags. “Your boyfriend must be a fool, chasing after that silly woman. She was just horrid in that dog movie. Well, anyway, God bless you. ” Mermaids in the Basement 27 Mother?
I saw a red brick house with white shutters, not any flowerbeds. Mermaids in the Basement 49 Maybe they did need help. I could stay here awhile and save my money. Plus, I could walk to town on my day off. He led me into a sunny yellow and purple kitchen where checked curtains sucked against the screens, bringing in the heat and smell of late summer. A wooden footstool was pushed up to the sink, and I wondered if the wife was also a short woman. Down the hall, I heard the TV. Roy Rogers and Trigger was having an adventure.