The Ribs and Thigh Bones of Desire

| November 15, 2015

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The Ribs and Thigh Bones of Desire: A Novel

Will they or won’t they? Should they or shouldn’t they? It’s the summer of 1977 in a small college town, and physics professor David Asken has just lost his young family in a plane crash he somehow survived. Sixteen-year-old neighbor Molly Carmichael used to be the babysitter, but now will be keeping house for him while he recuperates. David’s quietly planning to end his life just as soon as he can drive again. Molly’s trying to cope with her notorious artist mother’s highly sexual art — and highly sexual lifestyle — but she’ll have to deal with much worse after she makes an enemy of the neighborhood bully.

Both man and girl must grow up the hard way over the course of a single year. Will their unexpectedly tender connection help, or just make things worse? This provocative novel asks whether there’s ever a time when doing the wrong thing might be exactly right.

Awarded a Seal of Excellence by Awesome Indies. A 2015 Reader’s Choice Nominee.

Warning: Includes adult themes, bad language, some not-terribly-explicit sex, and violence.

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