Publisher description for Drives like a dream / Porter Shreve.


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Counter Shining with the heart and humor that Porter Shreve brought to his first novel, Drives Like a Dream is a smart, wry tale about a modern mother in the midst of a radical lifestyle crisis -- and her outlandish attempts to get her family back.
Lydia Modine is sixty-one and about to come undone. Her three grown-up children have flown the coop, and she hasn"t seen them together in more than a year. Her ex-husband is about to marry a woman half his age. And the insults keep arriving: Lydia is completely stuck on a book she"s writing about Detroit"s car industry, which shares uncannily parallels with her own life -- out with the old model, in with the new. She has poured her soul into her family, only to be abandoned in the City of Dream Machines. But then a loopy twist of fate introduces her to Norm, an eco-car fanatic out to remake her and the world. Is he the answer to all her problems, or does he hold the one secret that just might get her children back to Detroit, home for good?
A warm, hilarious leap of imagination that"s sure to appeal to anyone who has longed for an alternate life, Drives Like a Dream confirms that sometimes when you take life for a spin, its twists and turns can be
surprisingly rewarding -- and right.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Parent and adult child Fiction, Automobile industry and trade Fiction, Eccentrics and eccentricities Fiction, Detroit (Mich, ) Fiction, Divorced women Fiction, Weddings Fiction