Cousin Suzanne - Large Print Author:Myrna Blyth As hot-off-the-presses of life as this morning's society gossip column-but lots of richer in vicarious pleasure-COUSIN SUZANNE is a charmingly fresh as only a pungent new talent could make it. It's the stuff of daydreams: marriage to a Greek millionaire and a carefree life on one's very own Aegean isle. — Suzanne Felice Anapoulis, nee... more » Goldfarb-a yard of blonde-steaked hair, a flaultless face, perfectly straightened white-on-white teeth-was never all that devoted to possessions. Sure, a normally acquisitive girl who half-wanted anything Bloomingdale's was pushing in its windows that week, but she didn't cry a whole lot for the moon. Now, thanks to Nicho, a ne-plus-ultrasophisticated 60-year-old shipping magnate, her married life is Happy BIrthday every day but Christmas. (Her mother, a light heavyweight shopper herslef, couldn't be more approving. She is an advocate of the Noah's Ark school of purchasing power: you like it in one color, why not take it in two?)
So what could mar the bliss all round? Suzanne's one problem: she can't help being the dazzler, drawing men into her net even when she's nine and one half months prenant. on hand to chronicle her escapedes, from her first lover-the Park Avenue plastic surgeon who did more then fix her nose-through scores of others, is her cousin Alieen. Wise cracking confidante and chorus, friend and reporter, Aileen looks on with loving exasperation as mother-to-be Suzanne's romantic attention flickers from old Greek King Midas to a young Greek god named Derk, an English foreign correspondent who wants more than a story.
COUSIN SUZANNE is a cool satire without sharpened claws. A funny, funny book that's good for more than laughs: just when you least expect it, you'll find it's touching, too.« less