An inventive, darkly funny novel about love, marriage, stalkers, and the indignities of parenthood
In quaint Haddonfield, New Jersey, Tess is about to get hitched in her childhood home. Her mother, Helen, is panicked about the guest list--warring exes, racial tensions, and way too many psychiatrists. But the most challenging guest turns out to be uninvited: a woman in a wedding dress, wearing a gas mask and toting a sawed-off shotgun, with a bomb trigger strapped to her arm.
So begins one of the strangest, most uproarious hostage situations ever to grace the printed page. As panic sets in, the guests demand, Who is this nutcase? What does she want? While the warm, wise Helen tries to unravel the mystery of their captor's identity, the hostages share their own stories of passion and heartbreak--until the SWAT team arrives.
In "Love Bomb," Lisa Zeidner delivers an explosive send-up of contemporary dating and mating, part Tom Perrotta and part Lorrie Moore. With its original premise and unusual cast of characters, this is a tough, tender social comedy and a romance with guts, written with affection for all that it skewers.
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