A charming, funny and wise debut novel from Suzzy Roche, a folk/rock star and band member of The Roches. Mary Saint, formerly of the almost famous band “Sliced Ham,” has pretty much given up on music after the trauma of her band member and lover Garbagio’s death seven years earlier. Instead, with the help of her best friend Thaddeus, a striking, six foot black transvestite, she’s has found a new career making mochachinos at the Crumb Bunny in San Francisco. However, when she’s invited to her hometown of Swallow, New York, to give a concert at her high school, she seizes on the chance to perform again and see her mother Jean. Jean is thrilled to have her daughter come home for the first time since she ran off at seventeen, though she’s definitely worried about what Father Benedict and her neighbors will think of songs such as “Sewer Flower” and “You’re a Pig.” But when Jean’s arch nemesis Adele starts to take notice, Jean realizes this is going to be a big event. Sweet, charming, and full of funny insider pokes at the music business, this page-turning novel offers wise insight into mother/daughter bonds, friendship and the power of love – of various kinds.
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