Entertaining Angels

Entertaining Angels

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Griet Swart's life is not exactly a fairy tale. Her once marvelous marriage has ended in divorce. She has lost her husband, her home, and her baby in yet another miscarriage. Thirtyish, attractive, and intelligent, Griet finds herself oversexed and under-loved, living out of a suitcase in a borrowed flat in Capetown, South Africa, and trying to cope with her furious flood of feelings and torrent of troubles in an effort that resembles an attempt to sweep back the sea with a shredding broom.Late one night an angel appears on Griet's doorstep in the form of a blond and barefoot young stranger named Adam ("truly as beautiful as the first man must have been"). He breaks the spell of Griet's sadness with a joyful sexual adventure. This unlikely fairy godmother disappears once his task is completed, leaving Griet to continue her pilgrim's progress toward lasting happiness on her own, armed only with her abundant imagination and unfailing sense of humor. In the story of Griet's adventures, a wry feminist sensibility is coupled with an irrepressible sexiness to produce a modern-day fairy tale that is outrageously witty, unblushingly candid, and magically moving. Hilariously frank, original, and sexy, this wondrous novel is irresistibly entertaining.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 144 x 218 x 22mm | 421.84g
  • Dutton Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0525939180
  • 9780525939184

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