By Stephanie McAfee
A Novella of Bugtussle, Mississippi
Back in Bugtussle, Mississippi, after her courting along with her ex-fianc? has fallen aside, Ace Jones is of course depressed. What's worse is that each time she leaves the home, she lands up in a few type of altercation. She can't aid yet wonder whether she's an fool magnet, or if she's the smart-mouth stirring issues up. Hoping for a bit peace of brain, Ace supplies in to the recommendation of her ally and is going to determine a therapist. yet she speedy discovers that the line to nirvana isn't what it's cracked as much as be. And as Ace is going from one healing misadventure to a different, the plus-sized spitfire turns into extra made up our minds than ever to discover enlightenment—even if it capacity bending herself right into a pretzel to do it.
Includes excerpts from Diary of a Mad fats woman, fortunately Ever Madder, and Down and Out in Bugtussle.
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He feared, darkly, some punishment for not having heard it. Tired and excited, he conceived o f paying an im mediate visit to the red shed. By force o f will he postponed it till dawn. He busied himself with the particulars o f that incredible visit: how to manage, after a night o f insomnia, to wake up early; how to begin talking to Bernheim; how to allude to the previous conversation. At daybreak he fell asleep; he dreamed. In his dream, he was leaving Saint-Martin again, he again felt the pain o f departing from Irene, and he wrote that pain in another letter.
55 “ It5s not the same thing. His governorship is troubled by his usual illness: headaches. It5s an honor to work for M. Castel. Sick as he is, he doesn't leave Julien for a moment. And M. De Brinon, as well: sacrificing himself all day long, as if he weren't a nobleman. It's in the blood. 55 “ Almost never. 55 Dreyfus avoided his glance. Then he explained, "The ones who are left, the healthy ones. 55 “ No; not even I can go into the room. M. " “ And you? ” “ I didn’t come. ” He wondered if anybody had noticed that the prison had been left without head officers.
Again I remembered that my stay in the Guianas was merely an episode in my life. Time would erase it, as it did other dreams. He went from one obsession to the next. He felt he was to be blamed for the Priest’s blindness and for the shortage o f medi cines for the sick. He decided to go back to Cayenne immediately to pick up the orders he had failed to bring. He called the orderly. A P L A N F O R E S C A P E *57 Nobody answered. He packed his suitcase and carried it himself to the Bellcrophon.
Ace Jones: Mad Fat Adventures in Therapy by Stephanie McAfee