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Both Feather and Bubbles have long since changed their names from Heather, who came to Canada with Bubbles to join her husband, then took off for Mexico with a lover. This desertion sets a pattern: Bubbles will leave Feather as her mother left her, continuing a generational rift. But then a letter arrives from the dead letter office in Mexico City, announcing that Heather’s ashes must be picked up. Of course, Bubbles and Feather knew of Heather’s death from cancer in her 50’s, but the existence of her ashes is new information, and Bubbles insists they must go to Mexico to retrieve her mother.
Thus begins the journey to end all journeys, filled with amazing adventures and hilarious characters, as these two women from cold climates travel south to the land of sun, where the dead come to life to settle past grievances. Both Feather and Bubbles come to understand each other and the pattern of desertion that has affected their lives, and find love and rejuvenation in Mexico. Maybe they’ll stay down there; maybe they’ll bring their new insights back to the cold plains of Midwestern Canada. But whatever happens, they won’t be the same women who set out to reclaim their mother’s—and grandmother’s—ashes.
Lilly Iona Mackenzie
Abandoned, alone and free; this is how Heather (better known as Feather) feels as she boards the train to a new life. Fling is a brilliant entangled story of one woman’s need to be wanted by a man and another women’s need to be free from the restraints of the male dominate world around her. The book has a strong hold in Aztec and Celtic roots with wonderful Mexican history. You follow Feather on her journey away from her step father and abusive ex-husband Ed with her son Weed growing in her womb as she embraces’ feminism and the journey of gypsy growing away from her catholic roots and moving towards the goddess and mother earth. From there you follow her mother Bubbles (also known as Heather), a ninety-year-old woman from Skye, Ireland. She shares her own abandonment from her mother, also named Heather, to them heading off to Mexico to gather her ashes 20 years later. While in Mexico magic of the Los Dias de Muertos (Day of the Dead); Feather and Bubbles come face to face not with only Bubbles mother Heather, but her grandparents too. They learn of life, love and their past with the last few days of the magical festival....to read the rest go to [...]
Mackenzie combines great story-telling, magical realism, and romance into remarkable blend that spans continents, centuries, and sensibilities with irony and irreverence for all.
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