Thirty years after her death, the great movie star, Marilyn Monroe begins a series of appearances to Amanda Grace, a has-been Playboy model and actress. Appearing just outside the glass doors of Amanda Grace’s patio, the movie star moves, gestures, mouths words as if trying to communicate vital information, though Amanda Grace cannot hear her. Over a period of weeks, Amanda Grace, already distraught over the suicide of her mother, becomes obsessed with the beautiful apparition of Marilyn Monroe. When grief and years of bitter failure culminate in the discovery that her mother was not her real mother after all, Amanda Grace severs all ties with normal life. Alone with her fantasies and memories, she creates a private world where only Marilyn can reach her. Is Marilyn a ghost? Is she real, driven by a need so powerful she can melt barriers of time and space to claim what belongs to her? Or is she a figment of Amanda Grace’s imagination overheated by her years in Hollywood?
- Paperback: 316 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 19, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1434830454
- ISBN-13: 978-1434830456
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR…Lee Zamloch is an award-winning author whose short fiction has appeared in leading literary journals. She has been honored by the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest and the Nelson Algren Award. She lives in San Luis Obispo, California. She is an educator, a consultant, a writer and a survivor of Catholic school.
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