A grieving mother finds solace from her sonas death in a relationship that quickly blurs the line between friendship and intimacy Susan Kellyas stylish, poignant new novel portrays a year in the life of a woman after the accidental death of her teenage son. Laura Lucas is numbed by the loss, a loss that is paralleled in the spate of upscale constructionaand attendant destructionain her starter-home neighborhood. Itas about Lauraas relationship with a young tree surgeon who slowly becomes a replacement for her sonabut also an object of desire.Depending on the date and the weather, leaves waft earthward in infinite variety: float singly, flutter steadily, pour down, ... Ready-made dance floor, nothing to ruin . ... Small projectsadormers where there was only a slanted roof, new kitchen cabinets, a replaced porch railingablossomed ... I stuck four fingers in four soda bottles, tucked two cereal boxes under my arm, and nudged open the kitchen dooranbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Open Road Media - 2011-09-13|