The Key to Circus-Mom Highway

The Key to Circus-Mom Highway

by Allyson Rice
The Key to Circus-Mom Highway

The Key to Circus-Mom Highway

by Allyson Rice

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Overview

In an attempt to secure an unexpected inheritance-and hopefully find a few answers-two estranged sisters and their newly discovered brother embark on a comically surreal trip through the Deep South to retrace the life of the mother who abandoned them as infants.

 

On a Tuesday afternoon, sisters Jesse Chasen and Jennifer McMahon receive a phone call notifying them that their birth mother has died, leaving behind a significant inheritance. But in order to obtain it, they must follow a detailed road trip she designed for them to get to know her-and that includes finding a brother they never knew existed.

 

For the next week, this ill-assorted trio treks across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia to meet their mother's old friends, from circus performers to a juke joint owner, each of whom delivers a shocking vignette into the life of a young mother traumatized by loss and abuse. Along the way, these three siblings-Jesse, whose fiery exterior disguises a wounded, drifting musician stuck in a rut; Jennifer, whose carefully curated family life is threatened by her husband's infidelity; and Jack, whose enigmatic Jackie, Oh! persona in the New Orleans drag queen scene helps him escape the nightmares of Afghanistan that haunt him at night-must confront their own demons (and at least one alligator). But in chasing the truth about their real mother, they may all just find their second chance.

 

This uproarious debut novel is a reminder that sometimes, the family you'd never have chosen may turn out to be exactly what you need.

 


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982185551
Publisher: Allyson Rice
Publication date: 01/03/2023
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 270
File size: 14 MB
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About the Author

Allyson Rice is a writer, mixed media artist, and producer currently splitting her time between Los Angeles, CA, and Rehoboth Beach, DE. She's a graduate of Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. After spending many years as an actress on stage and on television, she left the business and spent the next decade running yoga/meditation retreats, women's retreats, and creativity retreats around the country. After that, she pivoted to focus on her own creative work. In addition to her writing and art, she's also a photographer.Some random bits of Allyson trivia: 1) She's been skydiving, paragliding, bungee jumping, ziplining through a rainforest, and scuba diving with stingrays; 2) she has an extensive PEZ dispenser collection; 3) she played Connor Walsh on As the World Turns for seven years; 4) she's been in the Oval Office at the White House after hours; 5) she's related to the Hatfields of the infamous Hatfield/McCoy feud; and 6) her comedic rap music video "Fine, I'll Write My Own Damn Song" won numerous awards in the film festival circuit. https://youtu.be/7Xe3nuVDkC4 Also available from Allyson Rice is her line of women's coloring books (The Color of Joy, Dancing with Life, and Wonderland), and The Creative Prosperity PlayDeck, an inspirational card deck about unlocking and utilizing your creative energy in the world.
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