A One-handed Novel

A One-handed Novel

Book - 2018
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When Melanie Farrell visits the neurologist she is told her multiple sclerosis is progressing. She isnt surprised by the diagnosis, but what does shock her is the related prognosis. It seems, based on a new study, that she only has six orgasms left. Six! Fortyish and single, Mel must decide how best to spend, save or at least not waste those precious orgasms. Mels plans to make the most of her sex life proves easier said than done when other realities of living with MS demand even more of her attention. Should she max out her credit card on an experimental procedure in Costa Rica? How can she work to financially support herself and get the care she needs when she can hardly leave the house? Where are her friends when she needs them? Her choices become even more confusing when one day she meets a man who loves butterflies and is good with his hands. But is romance what shes really looking for right now? Or is she looking for something even more? Funny, honest, heartbreaking and hopeful, A One-Handed Novel offers a fresh take on independence and disability, ambition and love, and the communities that help us cope when our bodies and our desires are ever-changing.
Publisher: Halfmoon Bay, BC : Caitlin Press, Inc., [2018]
ISBN: 9781987915624
1987915623
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 288 pages ; 23 cm

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In this bittersweet novel, Clark challenges expectations involving disability and sexuality. The novel pivots on Melanie Farrell's visit to her neurologist where she learns that her MS is progressing. She also receives the surprising diagnosis that she has, at best, six orgasms left. Is sex real... Read More »


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