Bad Marie (P.S.) by Marcy Dermansky

By Marcy Dermansky

Undesirable Marie is the tale of Marie, tall, voluptuous, attractive, thirty years outdated, and clean from six years in legal for being an adjunct to homicide and armed theft. the one task Marie can get at the outdoor is as a nanny for her early life pal Ellen Kendall, an upwardly cellular new york government whose mom hired Marie's mom as a housekeeper. After Marie strikes in with Ellen, Ellen's angelic child Caitlin, and Ellen's husband, a really beautiful French novelist named Benoit Doniel, issues get advanced, and virtually earlier than she understands what she's doing, Marie has absconded to Paris with either Caitlin and Benoit Doniel. at the run and out of her intensity, Marie will go back and forth to far-off beaches and adventure the highs and lows of international tradition, lawless dwelling, and motherhood as she figures out the way to be an grownup; how deeply she will love; and what it really capacity to be "bad".

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The work was surprisingly difficult, more physically challenging than anything she had ever done before. Marie learned how to operate industrial machinery that sent enormous quantities of prison sheets and blankets and towels and uniforms through a long, dangerously hot iron. Marie had even made friends with another woman who worked in the laundry. Ruby Hart was in for twenty-two years; she had killed her husband, hitting him strategically in the head with a hot iron. She did not regret killing Hector.

In Marie’s last relationship, Juan José had taken the initiative, robbing the bank, asking her to run away with him. Benoît seemed to require help. “It’s funny,” Benoît said, staring straight ahead, breaking the long silence. ” Marie said, though she knew exactly what was funny. ” Two sea lions shot up from the water. Caitlin clapped her hands. ” “Sea lions,” Marie said. Marie pressed her hands against the tank and Caitlin did the same thing. “Sea lions,” Caitlin said. ” “Yes,” Caitlin said, and then she started to scream.

Three weeks and not a single straight-on gaze. Benoît Doniel was not strikingly attractive. But he was sweet and sexy in a funny, self-deprecating kind of way. He wasn’t tall; quite possibly he was short. Marie seemed to tower above him. His sandy brown hair fell into his eyes. He had also written Marie’s absolute favorite novel in the world, Virginie at Sea, about a suicidal teenage girl who falls in love with a sick sea lion at the zoo. Marie had kept her ardent love of Benoît’s out-of-print book a secret.

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