By Terry McMillan
Much-heralded and lengthy awaited, Terry McMillan's tour-de-force novel introduces the fee family-matriarch Viola, her sometimes-husband Cecil, and their 4 grownup little ones, each one of whom sees life-and one another-through thick and skinny, and completely all alone phrases. along with her hallmark exuberance and forged of characters so sassy, resilient, and whole of existence that they breathe, dream, and shout correct off the web page, the writer of the exceptional best-sellers ready to Exhale and the way Stella bought Her Groove again has given us a singular that takes us ever-further into the hearts, minds, and souls of America-and offers us six extra neighbors we by no means are looking to go away. • Abridged. 4 cassettes, 6 hours
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He's one of them pussy-whipped, henpecked kinda husbands but try to pretend like he Superman in front of company. Everybody know Charlotte is a bossy wench from the word go. We ain't spoke this time going on four months. I think the record is five or six. I can't remember. But, hell, all I did was tell her she need to spend more time at home with them kids and she went off. " "Never," I said. " "Oh, stop being so damn cheap, Charlotte. " "Cheap? Let me . " "Who told you this--Janelle? With her big mouth?
I still can't believe they all came out of my body. Grew up in the same house. I tried my best to spread my love around so none of 'em would feel left out. Even lied to 'em so each one would feel special. I've tried to steer 'em in the right direction, but sometimes they just didn't wanna go that way. They had their own destiny in mind, which was okay, except when ain't no clear path in front of 'em you kinda wonder where they headed. I've watched 'em make all kinda mistakes over the years. Been scared for 'em.
What I really do is worry. About all four of 'em. Out loud. If I didn't love 'em, I wouldn't care two cents about what they did or be the least bit concerned about what happens to 'em. But I do. Most of the time they can't see what they doing, so I just tell 'em what I see. They don't listen to me half the time no way, but as their mother, I've always felt that if I don't point out the things they doing that seem to be causing 'em problems and pain, who will? Which is exactly how I ended up in this damn hospital: worrying about kids.
A Day Late and a Dollar Short by Terry McMillan