Barbara Sapienza's Anchor Out: A Novel PDF

By Barbara Sapienza

Sixty-year-old Frances Pia lives on my own on a thirty-foot sailboat anchored close to Sausalito, the place she communes with the fog, sea lions, cormorants, and sailor associates, Otto and Russell. She plays random acts of public defacement—painting drainpipes, public restrooms, and work of art at the facets of houses—which she believes are beautification tasks, and struggles with bouts of melancholy and mania. Frankly, she’s somewhat a nutcase.

But Frances wasn’t continuously this manner. She used to be a Catholic nun with a sister, Anne, who enjoyed her dearly. yet then she slept together with her brother-in-law, Greg—and ashamed and pregnant, she fled, leaving Anne, her paintings, and her vocation in the back of. whilst she additionally misplaced her child, Nicola, in a freak coincidence, she misplaced religion in God and have become a keeper of sorrows.

Through a chain of wacky adventures, together with bouts with the police officers and the ocean, Frances opens her center to like for the 1st time in years—and starts to truly paint the city, redeeming herself with Anne and liberating herself from her guilt over Nicola’s demise alongside the way.

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