Book Reviews of Spontaneous

Author: Diana Wagman
ISBN-13: 9780312283490
ISBN-10: 0312283490
Publication Date: 11/3/2001
Pages: 272
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Publisher: L.A. Weekly Books
Book Type: Paperback
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When Auntie Ned spontaneously combusts, she leaves behind a pair of smoking orthopedic shoes and a house that she wills to her best friend's daughters. Amy and Gwendolyn are sisters-closer than close-who move into the bungalow and inherit Ned's legacies: a closet full of housedresses, a freezer full of meat, and the passionate flames of unrequited desire. Amy's appetites-for meat, for sex, for getting her way-are ferocious, while Gwendolyn longs for a more normal existence but cant refuse her big sister anything at all. Wagman's plot is as combustible as Auntie Ned, adding a troubled carpenter whose steamy entanglement with the sisters will either save them all or set spark to a situation thats bound to explode.