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God's Gift to Women
God's Gift to Women follows Scott, an egocentric thirtysomething in crisis mode, on a long run: the 1995 New York Marathon. As the story traces his difficult, five hour trek through the streets of New York City on the coldest race day ever, it simultaneously delves into Scott's memories of a dozen past and present girlfriends. There's Angie (his high school sweetheart, who ...more
(first published November 1st 2010)
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A rich and beautiful read, God's Gift to Women fairly rushes off the page in energetic prose that crackles with the natural poetry of life. To paraphrase the late Jim Carroll, it's a tale of twenty-six miles about thirteen women -- as the main character prepares for and runs the New York City Marathon and his mind races over his romantic past from his first tragic love to his current one. Tension builds as we hope he'll be able to outrun his demons and find happiness across the finish line. A wo ...more