Annotations for In a Perfect World
Baker & Taylor
Former flight attendant Jiselle Dorn's idyllic family life as the wife of pilot Mark Dorn and the mother of two soon grows wearisome, since Mark is always away and her children are hostile, but nothing can prepare her for the threat of the Phoenix Flu, which endangers the very lives they have all imagined. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Blackwell North Amer
It was a fairy tale come true when Mark Dorn - handsome pilot, widower, tragic father of three - chose Jiselle to be his wife. The other flight attendants were jealous: She could quit now, leaving behind the million daily irritations of the job. (Since the outbreak of the Phoenix flu, passengers had become even more difficult and nervous, and a life of constant travel had grown harder.) She could move into Mark Dorn's precious log cabin and help him raise his three beautiful children.
But fairy tales aren't like marriage. Or motherhood. With Mark almost always gone, Jiselle finds herself alone, and lonely. She suspects that Mark's daughters hate her. And the Phoenix flu, which Jiselle had thought of as a passing hysteria (when she had thought of it at all), well ... it turns out that the Phoenix flu will change everything for Jiselle, for her new family, and for the life she thought she had chosen.
From author Laura Kasischke comes a novel of married life, motherhood, and the choices we must make when we have no choices left.
In a Perfect World is critically acclaimed writer Laura Kasischke's new novel of marriage, motherhood, and the choices we make when we have no choices left. Kasischke, the author ofThe Life Before Her Eyes, tells the story of Jiselle, a young flight attendant who's just settled into a fairy tale life with her new husband and stepchildren. But as a mysterious new illness spreads rapidly throughout the country, she begins to realize that her marriage, her stepchildren, and their perfect world are all in terrible danger . . .