As High as the Scooter Can Fly

As High as the Scooter Can Fly

Book - 2002
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Penguin Putnam
Written with soft-pedaled irony, captivating charm, and tremendous heart, Lia Nirgad's As High as the Scooter Can Fly will seduce fans of Alice Hoffman, Angela Carter, and The Little Prince-it is the perfect grown-up fairy-tale.

Stuck in a small suburban house, with three daughters and an impressively dull husband who leaves her frozen inside, Layla dreams of far-off lands and a more fabulous life, asking herself, as Peggy Lee did, "Is That All There Is?" (But don't we all sometimes ?!) With fairy tale logic, her wish for travel makes it so-if you don't ask you don't get-and she discovers in her backyard a flying scooter, covered by vines, dead leaves, and lots of dust. And of course, if you remember your dream and brush off the dead leaves and dust and untangle the vines, things can start to happen. And they do.

Layla embarks on a series of trips, while her sisters watch on-but not silently. Liora, the eldest, nags Layla to grow up and settle down, and she has a potion to help. Linor, whose eyes change from violet to blue before she plucks men's hearts out with her knife-sharp nails, urges Layla to find a lover. Lihi advocates denial, and Luna, long dead, visits Layla at night and sniffs her troubled dreams. And if these conflicting opinions weren't enough, Layla and her sisters are ruled by the Loveless Winds, which urge them to settle for security and to forget about love and passion. But are they right? As Layla travels the globe, throwing herself headlong into life, she encounters everything a heroine deserves-nothing less than the world, in all its rich confusion and voluptuous delight.

Baker & Taylor
Dreaming of a more exciting life, suburban housewife and mother Layla discovers a flying scooter in her backyard and embarks on a series of adventures, while her disapproving sisters offer her advice on her life situation.

Baker
& Taylor

Dreaming of a more exciting life, suburban housewife and mother Layla discovers a flying scooter in her backyard and embarks on a series of adventures, while her disapproving sisters, one of who is a ghost, offer her advice that ranges from accepting her life to having an affair.

Publisher: New York : Overlook Press, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781585673131
1585673137
Branch Call Number: F NIR
Characteristics: 191 p. ; 23 cm

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