By Lisa Glatt
Rachel Spark is an irreverent, sexually keen, financially volatile thirty-year-old university teacher who strikes again domestic while her mom is clinically determined with terminal breast melanoma. As she attempts to ease her mom, a forever pleased lady, towards the inevitable, Rachel turns from one guy to the subsequent -- occasionally comically, occasionally catastrophically -- as though her personal survival depended upon it.
"If I slept simply with males who knew my complete identify, if I signed up for dance periods, if I ate extra fruit -- even then there has been no warrantly i might get what I wanted," she thinks. And so she is going off with Johnny, who wears "all silk: black silk pants, a purple silk blouse, even a silk band keeping his hair in a ponytail." Or with Adam, an previous boyfriend who recollects her with a bob she by no means had and attempts to seduce her in his motor vehicle with dark-tinted home windows. despite her improper and not going bedmates, Rachel cannot distract herself from what she understands approximately melanoma -- that it disappears or returns, probably with a will of its personal. yet Rachel's now not the one one being affected by the doubtful turns existence takes...
Ella Bloom, an grownup pupil in Rachel's poetry category, aspires to greater than her paintings at an area family members making plans health facility. yet she spends her nights puzzling over why her husband kissed one in every of her colleagues and no matter if it's going to bring about a full-fledged affair, and she or he can be preoccupied with one in all her repeat sufferers, Georgia, who frequents the health facility and has a narrative of her personal. What all of them have in universal is their wish for romance, regardless of its many stumbling blocks.
A woman turns into a Comma Like That is a unique rife with wit and compassion. A provocative, guaranteed new voice in literary fiction, Lisa Glatt understands the yardsticks during which we continuously degree our international and ourselves -- devotion, lust, forgiveness, and courage.
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