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When Koty's husband volunteers her to visit Jamie, a quadruple amputee who lost his limbs while serving in Iraq, neither Koty nor Jamie is happy. Jamie resents being "babysat" every day. Koty resents her lot in life: almost 30, mother of four, married to an abusive alcoholic. But in one pivotal moment that brings Koty and Jamie together in a sexually-charged situation, all ...more
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Published October 4th 2010 by Robyn Bradley (first published September 18th 2010)
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Ruth Madison (Dev Love Press)
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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This is a short story with vivid characters.

Everyone in the town is trying to do their patriotic duty by looking after the young man who has come back from war a quad amputee. However, their well-meaning ideas and philosophizing are not helpful to him. Everyone is scared off except the one woman who doesn't want to help. Koty has her own life to deal with, but her angry and abusive husband insists that she go and "babysit" Jamie.

An unexpected connection develops between them and just as it get
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Good book. Very different. Thanks Robyn Bradley for letting me read it.
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Robyn Bradley is a Short Story Seductress and Novelist Ninja. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University and won a short story award in 2007. Her work has appeared in FictionWeekly.com, Metal Scratches, The Breakwater Review, Writer's Digest, and The MetroWest Daily News, among other places. When she's not writing or sleeping, Robyn enjoys watching Law & Order marathons, drinking ma ...more

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