Laura and Charlie Rider have been married for twelve years. They
share their nursery business in rural Wisconsin, their love for
their animals, and their zeal for storytelling. Although Charlie's
enthusiasm in the bedroom has worn Laura out, although she no
longer sleeps with him, they are happy enough going along in their
Jenna Faroli is the host of a popular radio show, and in Laura's
mind is "the single most famous person in the Town of Dover." When
Jenna happens to cross Charlie's path one day, and they begin an
e-mail correspondence, Laura cannot resist using Charlie to try out
her new writing skills. Together, Laura and Charlie craft florid,
strangely intimate messages that entice Jenna in an unexpected way.
The "project" quickly spins out of control. The lines between
Laura's words and Charlie's feelings are blurred and complicated,
Jenna is transformed in ways that deeply disturb her, and Laura is
transformed in her mind's eye into an artist. The transformations
are hilarious and poignant, and for Laura Rider, beyond her wildest
Grand Central Publishing
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