By Madeleine St. John
Without delay poignant and funny, this deliciously devised novel lighting at the marriage of plant life and Simon Beaufort simply for the time being it is going haplessly awry -- the instant that Simon succumbs to the temptation of his cool, blond accountant and vegetation heeds the cry of her reawakened religion. eventually, although, neither of them can get away the revelation that lies past excuses and candor, on the middle of a phenomenon referred to as love.
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She believes that only in her body’s perfection can she be loved, and her diet focuses on five imaginary pounds that keep her from perfection. This weight anxiety is not negotiable. No convincing makes it otherwise, even from the most sincere of her lovers. Lisa’s idea of fun is going to bars and taunting college men by making them believe she is available. A good time is measured by the abandon she can muster; the more people who are crammed into a Mercedes heading to a party in the hills, the more valid the proof that she is having fun.
She doesn’t touch it for the rest of the night, and she is afraid to move it because she does not understand it. monotony MIRABELLE’S AMBITION IS ABOUT one-tenth of 1 percent of what would be called normal. She has been at Neiman’s almost two years without moving one inch forward. She considers herself an artist first, so her choice of jobs is immaterial. It doesn’t matter to her if she is selling gloves or repainting apartments, as her real work is done in the evening with artists’ crayon. Thus, she has zero ambition in these day jobs, and she tends to leave it to chance when it comes to getting and changing them.
The glasses give her a librarian quality — before libraries were on CD-ROM — and the ’89 Toyota truck she drives indicates a librarian’s salary, too. The rain splashes on the roof and Garrison Keillor intones on the radio, creating a warm, fireside feeling in this unlikeliest of circumstances. All this coziness sends her into a little ache and she swears that she will find someone tonight to hold her. This is an extremely rare decision for Mirabelle. The last time she was even mildly promiscuous was in college, when it was the thing to do and she was feeling her bohemian oats.
A Pure Clear Light by Madeleine St. John