- 254 pages
- Fall Asleep Forgetting
- Georgeann Packard
- 09 July 2017 Georgeann Packard
P Now Finished With Me, She Dressed Paul Brought My Clothes To Me Then She Took Her Husband S Hand And Walked With Him Back Along The Water S Edge, To Home I Suppose She Might Have Just Finished A Morning Swim By The Look Of Her Relaxed Gait, Feeling No Regret For Abruptly Leaving The Embraces Of The Sea But Not Me I Felt As If I Had Witnessed A Horrible Accident And Had Just Watched The Ambulance Pull Away, Feeling Intensely Drawn Into Others Lives And Then Left Alone In The Shrieking, Silent Aftermath With Absolutely No Idea What Would Happen Next P Such Is The Sexual And Emotional Intensity That Permeates The Pages Of Fall Asleep Forgetting This Journal Entry By Claude Is One Of Many Which Are Interwoven Into A Tale Of An African American Restaurateur Who Is Dying, His Beautiful But Withdrawn Wife, And This Woman, Claude, Who Becomes Entangled In Their Relationship Other Players Include A Jealous Transvestite, A Korean War Veteran, As Well As Accidental Parents And Their Misfit Child Turned Savior They All Live In Or Nearby An Unusual Trailer Park On Long Island Sound, All Struggling With Humor And Heart To Survive The Summer Of 2001 These Characters Are Often Plagued By Overindulgence, Whether Seduced By Lavish Foods, Religious Zeal, Or Sexual Desire Their Lives Collide In Surprising Ways And Each Is, In The End, Handed The Opportunity To Act Heroically.
Georgeann Packard is a writer, graphic designer, and photographer who also designs, draws and installs landscapes on the North Fork of Long Island This is her first novel.