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Paging Aphrodite
by Kim Green

Category: Fiction / General
0 pages; ISBN: 0385337191

Rating: 8/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner

Review

Paging Aphrodite
Kim Green
Delta, Nov 2004, $12.00
ISBN: 0385337191

Following her spouse Neil abandoning her within eleven days of saying I do, thirty-two years old interior decorator Rosie breaks down at work. Needing to get away, she decides to take her sister Canda on her honeymoon to Corfu with Neil’s ticket. However, Canda transfers her ticket to her friend Anya. Thus an upset Rosie and Anya fly together from San Francisco.

Her family, friends, and son think Claire is mad because she refuses to stay in Sydney working on reconciliation with her cheating spouse Gary who is sleeping with the facial massage lady. Instead she decides sun and sand in Corfu would be a better relaxant.

In London wannabe author Keloh knows her life has collapsed as she not only moved back in with her parents, has no boy friend and a pal with talent has been published. Needing inspiration and to escape the London scene, Keloh decides Greece is the word.

These four women with varying backgrounds from different parts of the Anglo world come together to hide from their normal existence back home and perhaps regroup. They quickly forge a sisterhood that remains solid even when the spousal and parental invasion begins.

This is an interesting character study of four females struggling with the respective directions of their lives. This pleasant buddy tale relates the woes of each protagonist only each one of the women realizes that their lament is not so bad. When the invaders arrive, the sisterhood stands in solidarity but learn how far their pasts can reach. PAGING APHRODITE is an insightful chick lit tale that emphasizes you can run but can’t hide from your relationships even demonic ones.

Harriet Klausner

 

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