By Fannie Flagg
In Fannie Flagg’s high-spirited first novel, we meet Daisy Fay Harper within the spring of 1952, the place she’s “not doing a lot other than sitting round looking forward to the 6th grade.” whilst she leaves Shell seashore, Mississippi, in September 1959, she is packed up and prepared for the omit the United States festival, vowing “I won’t get back till I’m somebody.” yet in our hearts she already is.
Sassy and irreverent from the get-go, Daisy Fay takes us on a rollicking trip via her adolescence at the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. There, on the finish of the line of the South, the relations malt store freezer holds unspeakable issues, society maven Mrs. Dot hosts Junior Debutante conferences and stocks encouraged suggestions for the week (such as “sincerity is as necessary as radium”), and Daisy Fay’s Daddy hatches a quick-cash scheme that comprises resurrecting his daughter from the useless in a gently orchestrated miracle. alongside the best way, Daisy Fay does loads of turning out to be up, rising as some of the most hilarious, attractive, and prized characters in glossy fiction
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She was Earth Woman. At her back he was wishing he’d stolen all the bras from her luggage before he’d turned it over to her earlier. Her white shirt had turned transparent in the rain. He glanced at the sweater she’d pulled off under the sun and stuffed under her butt for a seat cushion, which was the only thing it was good for now, wet as it was. Wet as she was, as they both were. One of the fish flipped its tail against the bottom of the canoe, welcoming the rain. But it was Heather’s tail that interested Kole.
He nodded, watching her closely as she fit the wooden tube to her lips. It took her several tries to get a sound out of it. “So I skipped a lot of music lessons when I was a kid,” she confessed as she experimented with finger placements on the holes. ” “Violin. ” “She’s right,” he said, moving behind her. ” She caught his eye over her shoulder as his arms came around her. ” “I don’t know much about ladies. ” He placed the index and middle fingers of her left hand over the first two holes. ” He covered her right hand with his, placing three fingers on the remaining three holes, then lifting the middle one.
Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man: A Novel by Fannie Flagg