Unrequited

Unrequited
227 pages Pages
ISBN 0692200312

An anxious adolescent receives the distressing prediction of a long but loveless life. He must convince his shrewish mother to let him travel to visit the only person who can prove the prophecy wrong: his stepmother.

Scientific testing has determined that thirteen-year-old Ezekiel’s life will be long but loveless. Too bad even the smell of a female sends a shock straight to his underpants.

His divorced mother Bebe, bursting with anger and resentment at her ex-husband, turns to life coach Dr. Gary Huff and his newly acquired secret weapon, the fantastic Zimbalist Holistic Recliner, which gives its users refuge in an oasis of improved, immersive rememories. Bebe and Dr. Gary soon become addicted to their re-engineered recollections, and aren’t sure they want to kick the habit, even when their revised histories threaten their sanity.

Ezekiel’s distant father Joe and his new wife Charlotte are caretakers at the Little Red Inn, where fans of a mediocre children’s author gather. Joe attempts to give his son The Talk during a New Year’s visit, while Ezekiel, obsessed with his stepmother, seeks the proof that his life will not be empty of affection.

Jenny Drummey

About Jenny Drummey (Washington, DC Author)

Jenny Drummey

Jenny Drummey has been a poet, painter, pauper, musician and, in seventh grade, was the recipient of the Tom and Edna Beth Finkelstein Memorial Band Award. She sat at the feet of Toby Olson, Paul Russell, and Cornelius Eady while at the College of William and Mary and Temple University. She is currently a parrot adoption coordinator and technical writer who lives in Fairfax, Virginia.