Monday, March 19, 2007

The Forthcoming: Pat G'Orge-Walker - Cruisin' On Desperation

Pat G'Orge-Walker
Cruisin' On Desperation
March 27, 2007

The members of the Oh-Lawd-Why-Am-I-Still-Single church group have gathered to complain about the slim pickings in their little town of Pelzer, South Carolina. They’re determined to revamp their man-chasing tactics. And newcomer Birdie Tweet, the only Caucasian member of the group, may offer just the opportunity they’re looking for…

At forty-two and nearly six feet tall, Birdie’s love life has been as unpromising as the other women’s until a recent phone call from a man she met two years before. Honey-colored and debonair, Lyon Lipps is an irresistible Afro-Latino hunk. Unbeknownst to Birdie, he’s also a con artist who has seduced women of all ages, races, shapes, and sizes. Now he’s found Jesus and wants to reconnect with good Sister Tweet.

But when Birdie passes around Lyon’s photo, which is actually his mug shot, several in the group recognize him. Even their sorriest wallflower, Sister Petunia, has been blessed—and cursed—with his attentions. With each tale, Birdie’s hopes for romance die, and her anger is resurrected…

The ladies devise a way to get payback from Lyon Lipps while improving their chances of meeting men at the same time. They’re going cruising aboard the aptly named ship, Desperation of the Seas. And they’re planning to trick Lyon into sailing along with them by making him the lucky “winner” of a free ticket.

Soon, they’re sailing the high seas, riding a wave of bickering, betrayal, and unholy behavior, with plenty of laughs—and a few genuine revelations—along the way…

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