Don’t be fooled by the breezy tone of the book’s opening. Donna, 45, is a Subaru-driving, smart-alecky suburban mother of two teens. She demonstrates and sells high-end kitchenware. When she comes home early one day to find her husband . . . well, you have to read it. Her response? Her past as a pink-haired, punk rocking rebel takes over; she embarks on a consistently startling solo road trip that ultimately – after mishap upon mishap – takes her halfway around the world. The focus sharpens and the tone deepens. This flawed but fascinating character is my new best friend, and I’m delighted to share her with you.
-Banna— From Banna's New Recs
About the Author
"What I cherish about Susan Jane Gilman's writing is how light the touch is, and how deeply it cuts. Like the flawed heroine of this engrossing and incisive -- politically, domestically, psychologically -- story of an ordinary American life confronted by extraordinary need in the world beyond our borders, Gilman rises to a new level of urgency, empathy, pathos, and, simply, beauty, in her storytelling."—Boris Fishman, author of Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo
"This big hearted novel is intimate and riveting and keeps the reader engrossed from beginning to end! It takes those classic stories usually told about men-the midlife crisis, the epic quest and turns them inside-out with a smart, edgy, woman at the helm who discovers a greater sense of purpose in the world. A love story in the greatest sense. Brilliant, scathing, powerful, insanely funny. Read it!"—April Sinclair, author of Coffee Will Make You Black
"Refreshing [and] surprising...A larger-than-life story about a woman who makes drastic decisions in an attempt to get back on track."—Kirkus