Monday, August 24, 2015

Review: Aftermath Lounge by:Margaret McMullan

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About the Book:
Aftermath Lounge: A Novel in Stories is a compelling tribute to the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Resurrecting the place and its people alongside their heartaches and triumphs, McMullan creates a riveting mosaic that feeds our wish to understand what it means to be alive in this day and age. The stories are connected by a setting near to the author’s heart—the McMullans’ home, which was originally constructed in 1845 and restored by her father numerous times over the years.

My Review:
 Norma and Donna were a lot like Thelma and Louise. They were two peas in a pod. Always together, always looking out for each other, always looking for trouble. Until one faithful night when everything changed. Donna decided to get behind the wheel, very much intoxicated and when she did she got into a bad accident and lost her life.

 Her young 6 month old Charlie is now in Norma's custody along with her husband Sam. They now have an extra mouth to feed and Norma is not too thrilled about the idea. No one in Donna's family can take him so Norma and Sam by be the only hope for little Charlie.

 The aftermath of hurricane Katrina is the backdrop for this short story. I believe that the author wrote a compelling piece as it takes us through "real life" and the struggles that everyone has and how even after all of the life goes on, even when it seems impossible.

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**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.