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Fling! by [Mackenzie, Lily Iona]
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According to Lewis Buzbee, author and professor of creative writing at the University of San Francisco, "Fling! is both hilarious and touching, the madcap journey of an aging mother and her adult daughter from cold Protestant Canada into the hallucinogenic heart of Mexico's magic, where the past literally comes to life. Every page is a surprise... A scintillating read."The San Francisco Weekly recommended Fling! as one of the eight summer reads along with Judy Blume, Bruce Bochy, and other more well-known authors. It reads, "A 90-year-old woman goes on a trip to Mexico City with her hippie daughter -- and runs into several very dead, very funny relatives on the way -- in the freewheeling new novel from the Bay Area author, who teaches writing at the University of San Francisco.""Fling! is a romp from Canada to Mexico that includes long-lost relatives, hallucinatory visions, and new love. Bubbles has recently received a notice from the dead-letter office in Mexico City saying they've found her mother's ashes, lost seventy years earlier, and wants Feather [her daughter] to accompany her to Mexico.Bubbles is an exuberant ninety-year old. Feather wants to research the use of the goddess in Mexican art.Once both the living and the dead are together in Mexico, the story shines.This is family--quirky and beloved."Foreword Reviews

About the Author

A Canadian by birth, a high school dropout, and a mother at 17, in herearly years, Lily Iona MacKenzie supported herself as a stock girl inthe Hudson's Bay Company, as a long distance operator for the formerAlberta Government Telephones, and as a secretary (Bechtel Corpsponsored her into the States). She also was a cocktail waitress at theFairmont Hotel in San Francisco, briefly broke into the male-dominatedworld of the docks as a longshoreman (she was the first woman to work at the SF docks and almost got her legs broken), founded and managed ahomeless shelter in Marin County, and eventually earned two Master'sdegrees (one in Creative writing and one in the Humanities). She haspublished reviews, interviews, short fiction, poetry, travel pieces,essays, and memoir in over 150 American and Canadian venues. Fling, oneof her novels, was published in July 2015 by Pen-L Publishing. BoneSongs, another novel, will be published in November 2016. Her poetrycollection All This was published in 2011. She also taught writing atthe University of San Francisco for 30 years and was vice-president ofUSF's part-time faculty union. She blogs atlilyionamackenzie.wordpress.com and travels widely with her husband.

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  • File Size: 1156 KB
  • Print Length: 275 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Pen-L Publishing (August 19, 2015)
  • Publication Date: August 19, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0145ZXZG6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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