The stories were varied yet connected. A young American maid at a hotel in
meets a man who asks her to sit for a portrait, only to find out later he is
not who she thinks he is. A father lets
his thirteen-year-old nearly estranged daughter take the wheel of his car,
realizing too late that it was a bad decision. A Canadian girl and her French
host stumble on the one story that transcends their language barrier. France
All the stories were entertaining; however, the ‘whammies’ never came. I felt like what the author was trying to say was so nebulous as to be out of my reach. Sometimes when I feel that way I wonder if it’s just a matter of my being too obtuse or uneducated to understand, but the other review I read of this book backed me up. It’s nice to know you’re not the only one that felt that way. I also read that the author has had great success as a poet. That lead me to think that maybe she didn’t realize that with prose one needs a bit more guiding to get the point.
2 stars (Rated PG for adult situations)