By Lani Diane Rich

Emmy James isn't the type of lady who draws angels. in truth, after she despatched her lifestyles right into a nosedive six years in the past, she's attempted to draw as low as attainable -attention, humans, or accountability. She skips from city to city in an Airstream trailer, operating atypical jobs and protecting to herself until eventually a surprising whim shall we her recognize it is time to circulation back.

And this works simply tremendous, till the day unforeseen viewers appear on the New Jersey trailer park she calls domestic. One is a adolescence pal with information: her mom and his father have become married, they usually wish EJ to be there. the opposite is a candy yet bizarre girl named Jess, who says she's an angel focusing on cosmic courting mending...and blueberry pancakes. Jess does not imagine it really is any twist of fate that this can be all occurring instantaneously, yet EJ could quite run herself over along with her personal Airstream sooner than reconnecting together with her neglectful, self-absorbed mom. while she wakes as much as locate her trailer cruising down the road with a made up our minds angel on the wheel, despite the fact that, EJ realizes that typically what you will have and what the Universe intends for you may be very diverse things...

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Rays of Sunshine

Emmy James isn't the form of lady who draws angels. actually, after she despatched her existence right into a nosedive six years in the past, she's attempted to draw as low as attainable -attention, humans, or accountability. She skips from city to city in an Airstream trailer, operating ordinary jobs and maintaining to herself till a unexpected whim shall we her understand it is time to flow back.

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Better an honest smack in the face than a false kiss,” Mama would have said. Oh, Mamenyu! Where are you? It seemed to me I needed my mama now more than I ever had. I carried my little mama with me in my head and heart every minute of every day. Sometimes I even spoke to her as if she were in the same room. ” I asked. ” For I hardly knew then how attractive men found me. I was like catnip to them, but I did not know yet what sort of power that was. The shaygetz from the ship was in my mind as much as Mama, if the truth be told.

And who’d have thought we’d have a generation like yours, so deeply cynical about love, about sex, about politics. Perhaps you were reacting to your parents’ belief that a drop of LSD in the water supply would bring world peace. With parents like that, no wonder you’re confused. Sitting here, talking into this machine, my mind wanders. Painting is really much more comfortable for me than writing—or even dictating. Speaking, I see everything in pictures. I wish I could tell this story that way. But time is my subject, and time requires narrative.

And I resolved to banish guilt. All of life is a dance on a grave. The only way for a woman to get ahead, I realized even then, is to flaunt her talents and not to care about being too good. Being good is the curse of the female of the species. Even men get tired of good girls. And good girls get oh so tired of themselves. I would have to measure myself by a different standard than goodness. But what would it be? It was already clear that America and Russia were two different planets, not two different countries.

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