The Perils of Pauline
Life of Extraordinary Mother Becomes a
Perilous, Hilarious—and Ultimately Relatable--Journey
Astor + Blue Edtions is proud to present a smart female comedy about today’s modern family: The Perils of Pauline (ISBN: 978-1-938231-86-8; Fiction/Romance, Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Women, War & Military; January, 2015) by debut author Colette Yvonne.
Life seems "picture perfect" for Army veteran Pauline Parril--a solid career, a loving (though slightly absent) husband, two adorable young children. Perfect that is, until the usual Friday meeting at the office ends with a termination letter.
As Pauline navigates the difficulties of unemployment, she finds the handles of her world turning upside down. Her estranged daughter, Serenity, returns home with shocking secrets. Her husband, Donald, is not at all who she knows him to be, and a handsome stranger opens her eyes to the complex worlds of poetry and temptation.
In this uproarious female comedy of just how one event can change the course of...well everything. The Perils of Pauline follows an intrepid every-woman as she marches through the pressures of building the "perfect life," finding there's actually more to discover about yourself than you dreamed, and constantly answering the scariest question of adulthood: "What now?"
Written with zest and a keenly observant eye, author Collette Yvonne bursts with wit and knowing familiarity at every turn. The Perils of Pauline is a no-holds-barred, uproarious portrayal of a woman faced with making uncomfortable decisions just when life had seemed so comfortable. Fans of women’s fiction won’t want to miss this fun and frantic romp of a novel that deals with kids, husbands, lovers, and life all with one giant lick of a pet-repellent smeared ice cream cone.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Collette Yvonne has written more than 150 articles published in Ontario's Dailies. Her short story, Snapshots for Henry, was made into a short film directed by Teresa Hannigan and received a 2007 Genie nomination for Best Live Action Short Drama. More of Yvonne's short stories, including From the Cottage Porch and Wild Words 2010 appear in published anthologies.