Blame - Michelle Huneven

Patsy MacLemore is the perfect modern woman with her wit, brains, and recklessness. A history professor at a local college near Pasadena, she has a severe drinking problem. She wakes up in jail following a spree and discovers that she has killed two people. Convicted of negligent homicide she is sentenced to two years in jail. Much of Blame (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $25) is about her prison years when she joins AA; after serving her sentence, she marries a much older man who is the den father to the local AA. Her struggle to locate herself and her feelings is aided by a wise therapist. Patsy’s story might seem clichéd if Michelle Huneven had not written such a lively, absorbing story with surprising twists and turns.

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ISBN: 9780312429850
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Published: Picador - May 25th, 2010