By Terry McMillan
Much-heralded and lengthy awaited, Terry McMillan's tour-de-force novel introduces the associated fee family-matriarch Viola, her sometimes-husband Cecil, and their 4 grownup youngsters, every one of whom sees life-and one another-through thick and skinny, and fully on their lonesome phrases. along with her hallmark exuberance and forged of characters so sassy, resilient, and entire of lifestyles that they breathe, dream, and shout correct off the web page, the writer of the exceptional best-sellers ready to Exhale and the way Stella obtained Her Groove again has given us a unique that takes us ever-further into the hearts, minds, and souls of America-and offers us six extra associates we by no means are looking to depart. • Abridged. 4 cassettes, 6 hours
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But I give her this much credit. She can play the flute so sweet it make you close your eyes and see blue. She know how to read all the notes, too. She taught herself how to play the piano. But once she get up off that bench, she too grown. I bought some videos for both of 'em when I was visiting last year and just slap me for buying PG-13S. " she asked me. Monique had her hands on what one day might be hips. " And Miss Thang put the glue down and started blowing on her Si . " I couldn't say shit.
I know I shoulda. But Viola acted like she wasn't all that glad to see me. Seemed like she wanted me to hurry up and leave. At least that's my thanking on it. She said no to everythang I asked her. I was trying to be nice. Yesterday, I called the house just to check on her, 'cause, even though I don't live at home no more, I still like to see how she doing, see how she holding up over there all by herself and everythang. But I didn't get no answer. So I stopped by on my way to work. Her car was right there under the carport.
I only did it to impress him. I wanted him to think I can live without him. I'm sure I can, I just ain't figured out if I want to or not yet. He didn't mention nothing about coming home, and I didn't bring up the subject either. I can't lie: right after he left, I was relieved, like I was getting a much-needed vacation. It was like the part of me that used to love him had been shot up with novocaine. I didn't shed a single tear. I been numb too long. Even still, another part of me is scared, 'cause I ain't never lived by myself.
A Day Late and a Dollar Short by Terry McMillan