BLOWN AWAY is a dark domestic comedy pitting an aging trophy wife against her clueless husband and her sexually awakening daughter.
When a suspicious wife learns her husband was seen kissing his stepdaughter she leaps to conclusions, and widowhood becomes an option. The old wisecrack about a husband trading in a forty for a pair of twenties is no joke when you’re the forty.
Honey Poitrine, former beauty queen, infomercial actress, and single mom of a pre-teen daughter, is selling Magic Ladders at home shows. Her daughter Magnolia is already street smart when she and Honey meet Mac McClintock, another hustler, running his construction company out his car trunk. Mac knows minority-owned businesses have an edge in winning government contracts, and he forms H. Poitrine & Associates LLC. He also knows a wife, even a trophy wife, can’t testify against her husband. And vice-versa.
A Little About Deforest First:
Deforest Day graduated from Yale University longer ago than he wishes to contemplate. After a lengthy career as a vagabond journeyman and agent provocateur, he retired to the safer craft of Novelist.
Sherry Terry’s Review: 4-Stars
Blown Away by Deforest Day is a good story. The cover gave me the impression I would get some humor and the book does have some funny spots and giggle-worthy situations. The sentences are strong and show lots of action. It is written in Omnipresence, and I did spend time confused as to where I was at and what character’s head I was in, but not for long.
Deforest does a good job of telling a story full of corruption that leeches into all aspects of the plot.
The story starts strong, and I liked how the three main characters meet, but then we jump several years into the future where Honey and Mac are married and rich. I thought a little more was needed to get us from Mac asking Honey and her daughter, Mags out to dinner to being several years in the future. I felt I missed a lot there.
Spider was my favorite character, his wit and down-home mannerisms were funny. I liked the way he handled situations with a no-nonsense approach.
This is a funny story filled with twists and turns, bad guys, and lots of subplots to tangle the issues Honey has in believing her daughter and husband are having an affair.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes lots of characters who make things go awry.
RA Winter’s Review: 4-stars
If you are a reviewer reader, and who isn’t? Then you’ll enjoy reading the reviews of Deforest Day’s book Blown Away: A Marital Misunderstanding. The headlines say it all. Blown Away blew me away, A churning concoction of plastiqué, cash and sex, The explosive humor of Catch-22…, Grab This!, Another great read from Deforest, A charming romp! I could go on.
Blown Away: A Marital Misunderstanding is written in Omni, so that we ‘get into’ each of the characters, their motivation, their good and bad. Readers will enjoy the story that is woven around so many characters. Including the crazy old guy, Spider.
Characters are the forefront of this story and drive it to the end. Misunderstandings perpetrated by a crazy explosive guy. A trophy wife who’s past her prime (but don’t tell her that) she can’t help but be suspicious of her daughter… her husband’s stepchild.
This is an intellectually stimulating book. No dribble here.
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