Cancer treatment has ravaged Flora Adams's body, not to mention her marriage and her spirit. She plans a visit with her ageing aunt to recuperate, but a chance detour introduces her to Mac McIlhaney, an old man who both aggravates and mesmerises her. 'Crazy Quilt,' set in desolate west Texas, is peopled with a palette of interesting characters including James Willie, the sheriff who wants to rekindle his old love affair with Flora; Jill, a young punk-rocker who thinks she has all the answers; Shorty, the dog with a fondness for wigs; and Lucy Martinez, who is willing to risk everything for Mac and Flora. This detour turns into a labyrinth of emotions that seems to have as little cohesion as an old-fashioned crazy quilt. But what Flora discovers in the end is an oasis of healing that, like love, has turned up in the most unexpected of places.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Number of pages: 222
Weight: 331 g
Dimensions: 205 x 140 x 18 mm
""Crazy Quilt" by Paula Paul is a remarkable novel of healing."
"Enthusiastically recommended reading. "Crazy Quilt" is a superbly crafted, fun and entertaining novel."