Synopsis: Sayre Bellavia grew up knowing she was a mistake: unplanned and unwanted. At five months shy of eighteen, she’s become an expert in loneliness, heartache, and neglect. Her whole life she’s been cursed, used, and left behind. Swallowed a thousand tears and ignored a thousand deliberate cruelties. Sayre’s stuck by her mother through hell, tried to help her, be near her, be important to her even as her mother slipped away into a violent haze of addiction, destroying the only chance Sayre ever had for a real family.
Now her mother is lying in a hospital bed, near death, ravaged by her own destructive behavior. And as Sayre fights her way to her mother’s bedside, she is terrified but determined to get the answer to a question no one should ever have to ask: Did my mother ever really love me? And what will Sayre do if the answer is yes?
- Grab a book, any book.
- Turn to page 56 or 56% in you E-Reader. (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
- Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
- Post it.
- Add your URL post below in the Linky. (Add the post URL, not your blog URL.)
“He was a selfish man, Lucy, and from what I’ve been hearing, the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree.” She sniffed. “Dianne dumping her child on you and running around wild with that no-good Fee girl, getting into nothing but trouble.”
I perked up at this because Dianne was my mother, and Candy the Fee girl.
“She’s what, twenty-two now? That’s not a child anymore, Lucy. That’s old enough to know better. She should be working steady and making a life for her daughter.” She sent a vague wave in my direction.
*The Friday 56 is a Weekly Meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.