Book Review – The Reunion by MD Neu
First published, 2017
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Every year, Teddy goes to a reunion in his hometown, and every year they have less time.
Having returned home after his relationship imploded, leaving his ex-husband and son to live in his recently deceased mother’s house, Teddy has been the local flavour in his small town. Teddy is fabulous. Unapologetic and true to himself, he gradually makes friends with the slightly dubious townsfolk and looks after them at his hair salon.
But, when fabulous lady of the manor, Kasandra, has a meteor-shower-viewing party at her gorgeous home, the townsfolk have no idea of how completely their lives are about to change.
There’s a great scene where Teddy first gets back to town and the local traffic cop is trying to write him a ticket for slowing the traffic.
“She cleared her throat. ‘Man, you look different.’
‘Five-inch heels and a pink feather boa will do that.’
Casey busted out laughing. ‘Not to mention that big black hair. Oh, honey, you wear it well.’
‘You know it, girly-girl. This big queen knows how to dress for travel and comfort.’ Teddy snapped his fingers.
‘Excuse me. If you two don’t mind.’ Greg held out a ticket.
‘Don’t be a dick, Greg,’ Casey said. ‘Look, if you tear that thing up, I’ll put a good word in for you with Lisa. She’s new enough to town not to know you’re a special kind of stupid.’”
19% in, Chapter Two, The Reunion by MD Neu
It’s a glamorous, fabulous, emotional piece of writing, with just a shade of Day of the Triffids, which I very much enjoyed.