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By Leslie Pietrzyk

ISBN-10: 0060554665

ISBN-13: 9780060554668

ISBN-10: 0061724262

ISBN-13: 9780061724268

Fifteen-year-old Alice desires of her first kiss, has sleepovers, auditions for Our Town, and attempts to move highschool biology. it really is 1975, and at the beginning glance, her lifestyles would appear to be basic and unexceptional. yet on this planet that Leslie Pietrzyk paints, each second she chronicles is published throughout the kaleidoscope of loss, stained through the truth that Alice's mom, by surprise, observe, or apology, intentionally parks her vehicle at the railroad tracks, within the course of an oncoming train.

In the emotional 12 months that follows, Alice and her older brother locate themselves within the care in their nice aunt, compelled to manage and circulate ahead. Lonely and stressed, Alice absorbs herself in her mom Annette's usual rituals, attempting to recapture their connection -- basically to be shocked by way of the sound of her mother's voice talking to her, enticing Alice in ''conversations'' and providing a few perception into the existence that she had led, past her position as Alice's mother.

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No, no, no—and then she’d accuse me of wanting to look like everyone else, as if that was something awful. I pulled down the zipper; it was longer than they made zippers on dresses anymore, and it sounded loud and scratchy in the quiet room. I stepped into the dress, pulling it up over my jeans. Then I reached under the skirt and unbuttoned my jeans, pulled them down and off, kicked 50 Leslie Pietrzyk them away. I turned, so Aunt Aggy could do up the zipper, which she did slowly, not making a quick zip sound, but a ratcheting up, as if the dress were being closed tooth by tooth.

Here I am,’ she said, like all I’d been doing was holding Sunday dinner for her. What was I supposed to do—slam the door in her face? I guess some people would— you made your bed and all—but I figured if there was any other place to go, that’s where she’d be. And believe me, there wasn’t a question that didn’t get asked—not that she answered a single one. ” I asked. Aunt Aggy stroked the red dress like it was a cat. “She wouldn’t answer my questions, never said a word. Almost as if it never happened.

He stared hard at me. Maybe his jaw clenched a bit, and he lightly kicked one wet adidas against the bottom of the door a couple of times. I felt oddly disappointed; didn’t he notice that I looked exactly like Mama? 52 Leslie Pietrzyk Then Joe Fry came up, peered around him, and our eyes locked as he saw me, saw only me in that red dress, and no one spoke until finally Will laughed, an abrupt, hoarse snort, and Aunt Aggy said, “Like a BandAid, Will. I thought this would be best,” and Will tromped downstairs.

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