"Fascinating mainstream novel about a woman starving for love"
Twenty-four years old Tracey Spedolini lives in a
crummy New York efficiency. She works as a secretary in a
crummy ad agency where her boss takes advantage of her.
She is fifty pounds overweight and in love with a drop dead
gorgeous wannabe actor.
After three years with Will, Tracey retains true, but
Will rejects any commitment to her. He is doing summer
stock in a small town, but refuses to allow Tracey to
accompany him there. She is hurt but turns mortified when
she finds herself attracted to Buckley, someone she met at
a party. Tracey plans to have that confrontation
discussion with Will and perhaps step out with the new man
in her life.
SLIGHTLY SINGLE is a fascinating mainstream novel
about a woman starving for love who lies to herself about
her boyfriend. Readers will feel the doubts, denial, and
discomfort that Tracey suffers from in her relationships
with men. Wendy Markham provides an insightful tale about
a nice person unable to stand up for herself when the male
of the species is unkind to her.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 2, 2001
A heat wave in Manhattan is enough to drive a girl crazy, and for Tracey Spadolini, a 24-year old New York transplant who's been "left behind" for the summer, there's even more to sweat about. Her Slightly Significant Other, Will, will be returning from summer stock in September, to pick up where they left off. (Or will he?)
But, in the days after Will's departure, Tracey decides it's time for a reality check. Her un-air-conditioned East Village apartment is a dump, her entry-level ad job sucks, her thighs don't seem to be getting any thinner, and Will seems to have dropped off the face of the earth. So, Tracey, with the help of her friends and one very attentive guy, decides to spend her summer reinventing herself . . . and taking a chance on liking the new woman she becomes.