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Penelope Lemon : game on!

Author: Inman Majors
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2018]
Series: Yellow shoe fiction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Penelope Lemon is a recent divorcée, closet Metallica fan, and accidental subversive to all the expectations of suburban motherhood. After ending her marriage with James, a woodsy intellectual who favors silky kimonos too short for his knobby knees, Penelope finds herself, at forty, living with her randy mother in her childhood home. Broke and desperate for work, she waitresses at Coonskins, a frontier-themed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Humorous fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Inman Majors
ISBN: 9780807169513 080716951X
OCLC Number: 1022984975
Description: 221 pages ; 23 cm
Series Title: Yellow shoe fiction.
Other Titles: Game on!
Responsibility: Inman Majors.

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"Penelope Lemon is a recent divorcée, closet Metallica fan, and accidental subversive to all the expectations of suburban motherhood. After ending her marriage with James, a woodsy intellectual who favors silky kimonos too short for his knobby knees, Penelope finds herself, at forty, living with her randy mother in her childhood home. Broke and desperate for work, she waitresses at Coonskins, a frontier-themed restaurant where the decor is heavy on stuffed mammals and discarded peanut shells. Despite the pitfalls of balancing parental duties, jobs, and the vagaries of middle-age life, Penelope pushes through one obstacle after another, trying to regain her independence. Whether fumbling through the world of online dating; coping with a bullying situation involving her son, Theo, something of a gastric wonder on the school bus; or wrestling with the discovery of nude photos from her carefree college days that are not quite as "artistic" as she remembers, Penelope gradually emerges as a modern-day heroine who navigates the assorted inanities of life with verve and humor."--Front jacket flap.

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A light and lively sendup of modern woes.--Kirkus Reviews As hilarious as she is tough, Penelope is a heroine you can't help rooting for. She also happens to be a fiercely loving mom with a giant Read more...

 
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