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The Dressmakers Dummy Beth Fowler

The Dressmakers Dummy

Beth Fowler

Published November 4th 2001
ISBN : 9780877147886
Paperback
260 pages
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The Dressmakers Dummy, a mainstream/contemporary novel of about 88,000 words, traces an American womans journey of self-discovery with humor, perceptiveness and no holds barred. Fearing that an aspect of her personality that she calls Smart AssMoreThe Dressmakers Dummy, a mainstream/contemporary novel of about 88,000 words, traces an American womans journey of self-discovery with humor, perceptiveness and no holds barred. Fearing that an aspect of her personality that she calls Smart Ass will blurt out what shes really thinking, Rose cant express herself freely and genuinely. Shes stifled. Verbally constipated. She is drawn to an enigmatic transient, Sonny, who doesnt tolerate her evasive verbal tactics and double-speak. After falling for and then losing Sonny and alienating her best friend, Rose seeks refuge in alcohol and one night stands. Her depression deepens. Bitter, alone, jobless and hung over, Rose thinks relief will come from humiliating her parents.The story unsentimentally examines the forces that assail and aid Roses sense of self. Spinning in an eddy of emotional distress, will she ever gain the confidence, grace and humor to speak freely and easily?In the end, readers will cheer for Rose as she makes a life-changing discovery just in time to prevent her from harming herself further and destroying the lives of the people who are most important to her.