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By Charlotte Bacon

ISBN-10: 1558491147

ISBN-13: 9781558491144

Award-winning author Charlotte Bacon illuminates the unforeseen ambiguities of women's lives in a fantastically crafted choice of tales approximately girls who've arrived at awkward edges of their lives--adolescence, or outdated age, ailing or pregnant. Many come to abrupt discoveries or detect startling secrets and techniques. regardless of their variety in age and scenario, all percentage the typical aim of attempting to reassemble their lives .

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Someone calls. " A nurse plugs another plastic tube into the iv already in the left wrist. The patient's eyes have flown open. That is the worst. They are a dark, speckled brown. Two doctors bend to decode the EKG as it spews its spikes and valleys onto graph paper. A paramedic crouches near the monitor where the slight hills of heartbeats blip past. A professional buzz of people in soft-soled shoes surrounds the patient and her shiny gurney, her tubes, her unsteady heart. The woman's lips are flushing blue.

One woman on the cusp of despair, the other on the brink of voting age. There were lots of ways to look at it. " Dawn asks her. Mary Ellen hadn't, even with the short, tough link of a hyphen. Page 17 Marten and West, it said on the mailbox Frank had built. Brisk as lawyers. Their lives were so distinct she felt hugely betrayed when he said he had to leave because he was lonely. Didn't that just happen? Wasn't that how they'd arranged it? Hadn't it been safer like that? " Mary Ellen had asked then.

The girl's arms are so spindly. Besides, it is snowing again and Frank will worry if she's late. Page 16 Sven revs up nicely. "Great car," says Dawn. She yawns and shivers at the same time. It is past midnight and windy. Mary Ellen tells her there's something she has to pick up at the house before she can drop Dawn off. Dawn nods. " Mary Ellen agrees. "No," she says, "that's just a nickname. " A third self slips in to join Mary Ellen and Murray. Sven is getting full. "Juliet," says Dawn. "That's pretty.

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