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Love Monster, The: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Marston, Missy
Series: Esplanade Books
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Contemporary Women
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Literary
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Vehicule Press
Published: March 2012
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.50in x 5.50in x 0.75in
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$ 19.95
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From The Publisher*The Love Monster is the tall tale of one woman's struggle with mid-life issues. The main character, Margaret H. Atwood, has psoriasis, a boring job and a bad attitude. Her cheating husband has left her. And none of her pants fit any more.
Marston takes the reader on a hilarious journey of recovery. Hope comes in the form of a dope-smoking senior citizen, a religious fanatic, a good lawyer and a talking turtle (not to mention Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Warren Zevon, Neil Armstrong and a yogi buried deep underground). And, of course, hope comes in the form of a love-sick alien speaking in the voice of Donald Sutherland.
More than an irreverent joyride, The Love Monster is also a sweet and tender look at the pain and indignity of being an adult human and a sincere exploration of the very few available remedies: art, love, religion, relentless optimism, and alien intervention.