Nearly fifteen years after the death of her childhood friend in a violent hit-and-run accident, Noor Khan is still in the midst of struggle. With a failing equestrian business and suspicions of an unfaithful husband, her years of physical and psychological therapies have driven her to cross a line that blurs what is law, and what is right. When Noor’s home-steading neighbor, Jaycee, gives her the chance to save her business and her marriage through the underground cocaine market, the two fall into a world of murder, copyright infringement, dementia, and one large wheel of Peruvian cheese that has them trapped in the morally ambiguous lives they may have desired all along.
|Publisher:||Red Hen Press|
|Edition description:||1st Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Abby Frucht has received two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. She has published five novels and two collections of stories, and has been awarded a Quality Paperback Book Club Prize, the Iowa Short Fiction prize, and a Best of the Web citation. Raised in New York, she currently lives on a lake in Wisconsin, has raised two sons, teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and counts her friendships among women as one of the driving inspirations of her life.
Laurie Alberts is the author of three previous novels, two memoirs, a story collection , and a book on the craft of writing. Her work has received the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Award, the Hackney Literary Award, an American Fiction prize, and a James Michener Award. She has taught fiction and creative nonfiction writing at Vermont College of the Fine Arts, Hampshire College, and the University of New Mexico. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives in Vermont.
What People are Saying About This
“Brilliant and beautifully written, A Well-Made Bed centers around Jaycee and Noor and the unexpected but inevitable predicaments they get themselves into. Soon the interlocking plots and subplots make it impossible to separate character from destiny, humor from sorrow, or truth from lies. A Well-Made Bed is deliciously addictive.”
Alice Fogel, Poet Laureate of New Hampshire
“ A Well-Made Bed is a beautifully made story and a modern parable. What happens when good people need moneya bunch of money, and fast? You can guess. Noor and Jaycee are friends from opposite sides of the tracks, but their urgent needs push them to consider what seems like a rather low-grade form of mayhem, a simple plan, and practically foolproof. So begins a story that will make you laugh, and shudder, and identify, whether you want to or not.”
Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean
“Laurie Alberts and Abby Frucht have written a rollicking novel with so many plot twists and surprises I couldn’t put it down. Jaycee and Noor are unforgettable characters: funny, flawed, full of hope, and deeply human. A Well-Made Bed is a tour de force written by two wildly talented writers.”
Connie May Fowler, author of How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly and Before Woman had Wings