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The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady

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Publisher Comments:

This lively, intricately plotted, laugh-out-loud funny, and surprisingly touching family drama combines the wit of Carl Hiaasen with the southern charm of Jill McCorkle.

Seventy-seven-year-old Marylou Ahearn is going to kill Dr. Wilson Spriggs come hell or high water. In 1953, he gave her a radioactive cocktail without her consent as part of a secret government study that had horrible consequences.

Marylou has been plotting her revenge for fifty years. When she accidentally discovers his whereabouts in Florida, her plans finally snap into action. She high tails it to hot and humid Tallahassee, moves in down the block from where a now senile Spriggs lives with his daughter’s family, and begins the tricky work of insinuating herself into their lives. But she has no idea what a nest of yellow jackets she is stumbling into.

Before the novel is through, someone will be kidnapped, an unlikely couple will get engaged, someone will nearly die from eating a pineapple upside-down cake laced with anti-freeze, and that’s not all . . .

Told from the varied perspectives of an incredible cast of endearing oddball characters and written with the flair of a native Floridian, this dark comedy does not disappoint.

Synopsis:

Plotting revenge on the doctor who slipped her a devastating radioactive cocktail 50 years earlier as part of a secret government study, 77-year-old Marylou Ahearn insinuates herself into the now-senile doctor's family only to find herself in a maelstrom of worse trouble.

Synopsis:

ELIZABETH STUCKEY-FRENCH is the author of the novel Mermaids on the Moon and the short story collection The First Paper Girl in Red Oak, Iowa. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida, where she teaches fiction writing at Florida State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385534031
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Stuckey-French, Elizabeth
Author:
Stuckey-French, Elizabeth
Subject:
General
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
NEWARRIVAL-FICTION
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20110208
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
333

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Product details 333 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780385534031 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Plotting revenge on the doctor who slipped her a devastating radioactive cocktail 50 years earlier as part of a secret government study, 77-year-old Marylou Ahearn insinuates herself into the now-senile doctor's family only to find herself in a maelstrom of worse trouble.
"Synopsis" by , ELIZABETH STUCKEY-FRENCH is the author of the novel Mermaids on the Moon and the short story collection The First Paper Girl in Red Oak, Iowa. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida, where she teaches fiction writing at Florida State University.
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