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To Be Sung Underwater
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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED. Set in present day, Midwest America. [s]

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Harmine | 2 comments The main female character is married. She replicates her teenage bedroom in a storage unit. She then returns to her childhood town and her childhood sweetheart who is dying....possibly an alcoholic. At the end of the novel he drowns himself in the lake.

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Mai | 1215 comments Searching "novel" "her husband" "storage unit" "childhood bedroom" this novel came up:
To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal

Judith Whitman is midlife, midmarriage, mid-child-rearing; her husband, Malcolm, may or may not be having an affair, and Judith fears that she hasn't "properly inhabited her role as a mother." So she goes out one day, creates a fake identity, opens a secret bank account, rents a storage unit, and sets up a replica of her childhood bedroom. She also buys a secret cell phone that rings "Claire de Lune" and embarks on a plan involving her teenage love, Willy C. Blunt, a boy whose photograph she still carries in her wallet. Her actions are curious, even to herself.

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Harmine | 2 comments Amazing! Thank you so much. This has been driving me and my memory crazy.

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