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ISBN-10: 0932112749

ISBN-13: 9780932112743

"The monster known as my mobile phone this morning, hard money." So starts Jill Lundgrove, the unforgettable protagonist of Beaut. Secluded in an inexpensive residence on a hoop highway of Des Moines after a hearth has destroyed her house--a blaze "the Monster," her drug-addicted, grownup son may need caused--she confronts her precarious situations. "I'm in nice want of reckoning," she writes, partially to herself and to a different first and foremost unnamed. What of that fireplace, the Monster's legal partners, and the striking prospect of a love affair after years of widowhood? And what of her 3 different kids, who've variously sought to guard her, flee her, dominate her? The haunting tale that persist with vividly illuminates the discordant accords of marriage and insanity, the ambivalence in motherhood, and the mysteries of inheritance--and bestows an odd, unforeseen present on these closest to her.

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