Perennial, 2000 - 250 pages
Peg O'Crerieh is a wife, mother, creative writing instructor, and occasional resident of the Everview Residential Treatment Center, which she is once again preparing to leave. Awaiting Peg at home are her devoted family; the normal pressures of daily life; and, most important, the students in her Nontraditional English class, where the assignment is always to write about Peg.
As Peg Struggles to find her place in the outside world, she finds herself drawn into her student's stories. Usurping their material, revising their facts, Peg slowly inches toward the truth until she is finally able to leave behind.? By turns brilliantly comic and achingly sad, "Little Peg, is a portrait of a single woman, in extremis and in exultation, and of a life transformed by the retrospective powers of a gifted writer.
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Answer me . " Her eyes were messy with tears . “ ' You're my - dearest — little — if
an accident happened , I - Peg - Ben , what do you have to say for yourself ? How
will you two turn out is what worries me . It really worries me . " “ Answer your ...
I stood straight to show my self good to them and answered “ Yes ” every time
when they ask , “ You're fourteen ? " " You're going to Gamboa's ? ” “ Are you
excited ? " I wasn't sure I should answer “ Yes ” about this last one but I ask you
I stay , answer some questions . Peggy stands behind where her mom and dad
sits . She watched them , you know , how you watch something you're going to
memorize , how you learn walking , swimming , driving , these things ? At home ...
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This is the second novel from McIlvoy ( The Fifth Station , LJ 3/1/88), an English professor at New Mexico State University. Peg O'Crerieh Aigley is estranged from her husband, the mother of a teenage ... Read full review