The Eight Foot Woman (Kindle Single) Kindle Edition
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Both are a quick treat, sugary and with just hint of zing to savor. Both are more of a delight because you only get to enjoy them infrequently. At once affecting and affectionate, the story's last sentence is especially pleasing.
But back to the beginning: Married to one another, Trevor and Cheryl are two slightly off-kilter beings, people a little mismatched with life who are absolutely meant for each other. He's a mechanic who has recently lost his job in a transmission shop. She works in a fitness center. They live in northern Virginia in a typical American town populated with the type of "dutiful churchgoers" who "attach an ichthys symbol to their mailbox so even the postal carrier knows how devout they are."
He was disfigured in an accident the night of their high school prom. He was severely burned and she was responsible. He has a name for the reaction people get the first time they see his scars and bulging eye, an expression he calls "swallowing their face."
She's a six-foot, one-inch Amazon - I imagined a larger-than-life Daryl Hanna - who gave up a promising basketball career to commit herself to her injured husband and soul mate.
Both have drawn into themselves. Both have wasted something of their lives and both carry around a burden of guilt along with the realization that "if wasted potential is a shame, then it's a shame that everybody knows well." They're mutually dependent, yet distant.Read more ›
Fast forward several years and the woman attends their high school reunion WITHOUT her husband. It's a story that well-written and easy to follow.
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Promising but not fulfilling.
Having a minimum for a review is not a good thing shame on you for that.
I was not impressed. I thought there would be more to the story. I felt like it left you wanting morePublished on March 18, 2014 by Ruthann
I enjoyed reading the story and felt sorry for Treavor. wish there was more to the story. much too shortPublished on July 8, 2013 by Reba
This is brilliant. (This was just as wonderful as your bestman speech.) My only complaint is that I wish it were longer so I could go on reading. Read morePublished on June 2, 2013 by Annie Kohl (wedding photographer)
Really enjoyed reading this book - it was well done - and I will look for more books witten by this authorPublished on May 19, 2013 by Joe K
A great quick read that's different. I look forward to more like it. Worth both the time and the price.Published on April 6, 2013 by Teri
I didn't care for this and thought it was kind of a silly story. I found it boring, a waste.Published on March 14, 2013 by Reader916
An interesting and quirky story that was entertaining, thought provoking, and not without humor. It was an enjoyable little read.Published on January 20, 2013 by Kindle Customer
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