Can a two-timing, Twelve-stepping, twenty-something temptress find happiness with a nun? Claire McMinn has three goals: to stay sober, to stay away from sex, and to get into film school. As Verge begins, her last goal is jeopardized when a past affair with a professor’s wife catches up with her and she is kicked out of his class. In her quest to obtain a video camera to complete the course work on her own, she is introduced to Sister Hilary, a nun who runs a local community center. Claire gets the camera, a volunteer job at Sister Hilary’s agency, and a tangle of complications. Will her feelings for the nun threaten her sobriety-imposed hiatus from sex? Can she finish her project in the presence of such an alluring distraction? Or will she fall back with Shelly, an ex-girlfriend now fleeing the vestiges of an abusive relationship? And what about Rita, the professor’s wife, the dalliance from Claire’s past that crashes into her present? Can Claire stay sober, sexually and otherwise?
Z gives an overview of the book:
Z Egloff was born in California, raised in the Midwest, and schooled (academically and otherwise) on the East Coast. At Amherst College, where she received a B.A. in English, her mentor was David Sofield. He encouraged her writing but she abandoned the pursuit...