The Tuesday Night Book Club
A London woman looks for assassins...men who will end her life. Five times they fail, but with curious benefits. Not for her. Violet listens to an online songstress to ease suburban sorrow, while her daughter is perplexing, her neighbour prays for her and her husband snores through her demon-envisioning nights. Despair and dubious attitudes to eating lead her to a near-disastrous final attempt. More
In the outskirts of London, a woman despairs and instead of dreams of idyllic motherhood her visions are of a statuesque gargoyle. Her daughter, Elsie, hangs from trees and throws things around the classroom, while her brother attacks other small children and Violet slowly disintegrates in suburban nonentity. In extremes of guilt, Violet recruits, purposefully and by accident, five men who could end her life. The effects of these events are strangely beneficial, though not to her. Inbetween self-assassination attempts, Violet finds some solace in a homespun song-writer's tunes on the internet. Elsie's best friend is a nonagenarian neighbour whose dedication to her family proves more important than they would have imagined. Her great aunt, meanwhile is most likely hanging by her feet from a doorway.
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