By Bob Morris
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What might you do in case your eighty-year-old father dragged you into his hell-bent hunt for brand new love?
a couple of months after the demise of his spouse, Joe Morris, an affable, eccentric octogenarian, wishes a alternative. If he can get a brand new hip, he figures, why now not a brand new spouse? first and foremost, his skeptical son Bob (whose personal love lifestyles is a catastrophe) is appalled. yet suspicion quick turns to enthusiasm as he reveals himself trolling the personals, screening clients, chaperoning, and providing etiquette tips on how to his needy father. Assisted Loving is a hot, witty, and wacky chronicle of a father, a son, and their 12 months of courting dangerously.
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Author Name: Bob Morris
Author Description: Robert Morris is an American novelist who writes Caribbean themed mysteries. he's formerly often called a columnist for numerous newspapers and magazines.
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12/9/08 4:22 PM Try to Tell the Story Page 53 53 we went backstage to meet the actors. They seemed to be about twenty feet tall, and I was terrified of them, especially the Grand Vizier, who seemed to be Dad’s friend. But there were boys in tights and high-heeled shoes who proved to be girls when you got close to them. There was an extraordinary smell, sick but sweet, and I asked what it was. No one knew. No one noticed. ” That was it, and not long after as a kid I was given Leichner makeup sticks, and I had a game of making people up.
She might never have heard from us again. My dad had an uncle who had gone off, long ago, to Canada. Just sent a letter when he got there. Prince Rupert in Canada. “Well, look what the cat dragged in,” said Sally to me. qxp:. 12/9/08 4:22 PM Try to Tell the Story Page 31 31 beside her. And all he brought in during the war was a dead rat every morning. ) “Hallo, Sally,” I said. ” “Was it? ” I realized she was the first woman I had left, and I was in tears there on the street in the lovely warm evening.
Qxp:. 12/9/08 4:22 PM Try to Tell the Story Page 43 43 Bert’s—a three-mile walk—and he gave a brilliant narrative of the whole show. And we were there just as Hitler went into the bunker. Story-telling is a knack, and he had it. Whereas Reg and Tommy, who had been there, if you asked them to talk about it, they waved you aside and said, “You don’t want to hear about that,” rather as if they’d been there, but in a daze. I had heard grown-up talks where Dad explained the war to them, and they nodded and drank it in—the big picture.