By Katie Crouch
There are some things approximately her father that Hannah Legare is bound of: he can maneuver a ship; he is familiar with the entire bones within the human physique; he's a hero; and, sometime, she'll locate him back. chances are you'll imagine that Hannah--now operating a racy start-up corporation along with her husband in San Francisco--has moved on within the 20 years seeing that her father went fishing and not got here again. yet Palmer, Hannah's brother, who dutifully stayed domestic with their mom in Charleston, South Carolina, understands she's nonetheless obsessed. while Hannah returns to Charleston after a frenzied holiday along with her husband, Palmer can simply think what secret and mayhem she'll stir up.
MEN AND canine is a hilarious, affecting, and fully unique story of siblings attempting to reckon with their flaws, with a heroine as exasperating, magnetic, and breathtakingly genuine as relations itself.
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Since it is her opinion that she at present appears to be like and sounds like a used piece of Kleenex, Hannah takes the again method domestic, in the back of the grocery store, the place the teach station was. Now there are cruise ships again right here, large towns of individuals ready to drift to the following scenic little city. How a lot does it fee to experience? Is somebody on there chuffed? whilst the economic climate tanks, will they be empty? Will they only blow them up, or sink them, or— A unexpected jolt. Hannah is hurtling ahead over the handlebars, speeding towards the pavement, and now she is on her palms and knees, her rainy, uncooked fingers bitten into by way of one thousand sharp gravelly nails, her knees one with the pitted, crumbled road. She has fallen off her motorbike. She isn't 11; she isn't thirty-five; she is 90 years previous and loss of life. She appears to be like again and the Cruiser is there, nonetheless upright, mocking her from the groove of an previous teach music. one way or the other, the fats tires have got wedged in. It takes it slow to hobble to the home. She hopes nobody can be there. the one therapy for the discomfort is a bath, 3 Tylenol PMs, and an afternoon in mattress. yet commencing the door, Hannah is greeted by way of an unforeseen hum of job. She hears Daisy, she hears DeWitt, yet there’s another individual in there, a presence that right now terrifies her and produces a splitting surge of pleasure. It’s now not speculated to take place this manner. there's intended to be a caution whilst your husband eventually involves prevent, so you might bathe and get a bikini wax and put on whatever applicable, maybe a virginal but formfitting jersey costume that claims, I’ve been repenting. i'm a significant, loving, fascinating spouse who's thirty-five and nonetheless manages to appear solid in jersey. as an alternative, she reeks of used vodka and is bleeding in grotesque outfits that she slept in. “Oh, the following she is. ” Daisy sighs. “Tried to experience domestic in your tricycle, did you? good, domestic has come to you. ” “Hi. ” Hannah’s husband stands up from the breakfast desk. He, obviously, seems nice, in grey costume pants and a pressed blue blouse. “Surprise. ” “Hi. ” “You’re bleeding back. ” “It’s a behavior. ” “Oh, Hannah-Fanana-Louisiana,” DeWitt says. “You make the ladies on the Wild Wild Joker glance fresh. ” “Why have you ever been to the Joker, you soiled guy? ” her mom asks. “And, Hannah, the place have you ever been? ” “I was once at Palmer’s. ” “And he allow you to get your self during this situation? ” “He’s no longer a saint, mother. He was once consuming final evening, too. ” Daisy in actual fact desires to inform Hannah she doesn’t think this in any respect, as her son is the main excellent specimen of male ever to grace the Earth. (She hasn't ever been reticent approximately having a favourite. ) “I’m taking a shower,” Hannah says to Jon. “You are looking to arise and speak? ” she will see that he doesn’t, particularly, however the alternative—more time along with her parents—is even much less attractive. “Sure. ” Daisy waves them away, and so they start the climb jointly. “I forgot approximately this place,” he says. “It’s so Brideshead Revisited in right here. ” Jon visited with Hannah after they have been first married. It used to be a Gothic, giddy stopover at. They drank her stepfather’s historical scotch and had intercourse in the entire most eldritch spots in the home.