Loose in the Bright Fantastic

Loose in the Bright Fantastic

by E B Moore
Loose in the Bright Fantastic

Loose in the Bright Fantastic

by E B Moore


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Loose in the Bright Fantastic is an adult fiction book that will be of interest to readers of women's fiction and family dramas, particularly those who are dealing with "sandwich generation" issues of caring both for growing children and aging parents. Grey-haired Maggie, who is in the early stages of dementia, flees her hospital room and takes refuge in Boston's Public Gardens and later in the squat of a homeless man she befriends. She is looking for something, or trying to stop something, although she cannot always remember exactly what. Her adventures end with her invading a dinner party at a home where she used to live, years before. While all this is going on, her adult children Clair and Roger are interacting with the police and trying to find her -- while dealing with the sale of Maggie's home and the disposal of her possessions, along with their own challenges as a divorced single mother and a closeted gay man. Told with humor and compassion, this is a heartfelt story of family ties that get stretched under duress but never quite break.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642510478
Publisher: Frayed Edge Press
Publication date: 05/16/2023
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

E. B. Moore is a metal sculptor turned poet and novelist. She grew up in a Pennsylvania fieldstone farmhouse, moved to the Boston area, and finally found a sense of home in a South End townhouse and later a loft in Cambridge. In the middle of raising her family, her mother moved in following unsuccessful brain surgery. The family coped by finding the lighter side of outlandish happenings over the eight years they lived together; these experiences partly served as the basis for writing Loose in the Bright Fantastic. E. B. Moore is also the author of the poetry chapbook New Eden, A Legacy (Finishing Line Press, 2009) and the novels An Unseemly Wife (NAL/Penguin 2014) and Stones in the Road (NAL/Penguin/Random House, 2015). She is the mother of three, the grandmother of five, and currently lives with her partner in Scarborough, Maine.
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