In My Next Husband Will Be Normal, Lee and her husband ditch their sailboat and fly to the U.S. Virgin Islands with a down payment for a mom and pop business on St. John. The plan: when they aren't sewing canvas bags at their little shop, The Canvas Factory, they'll be beach potatoes. But there are risks to living in paradise one cannot anticipate, especially on an island where residents bask in the mantra: You can do anything you want, as long as the rest of us know about it. For soon after unpacking their flip-flops, the husband-a former Republican state legislator with a silver crew-cut and solid traditional values-realizes he is really a she. Convinced the world needs more humor, Lee rations the angst in favor of the picturesque and absurd. Adding heat to the story is a cast of colorful cats, customers, and Caribbean personalities. Toss in a few sex toys, some steel pan music, a pinch of voodoo-and stir.
|Publisher:||Great Blue Graphics|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Lovely, Generous, and Humorous Story - I say "generous" because the author gives us her honest views of her world on St. John. Her wonderful descriptions make it so easy to imagine meeting all the interesting locals and tourists, as well as experiencing the difficulties of getting around the island, dealing with the weather and occasional lack of water and electricity, finding a reasonable place to live, and making a living. Add the unusual development of living with a formerly manly spouse who is transforming into a woman, and spending time in Lee's environment is definitely like a trip to a foreign world. But in spite of all the problems described, Lee manages to gracefully show that love comes in many forms that often make gender irrelevant. I highly recommend this book.