Meet Natasha, Anna and Mona, their inarticulate longings, their persistent humor in the face of sad relationships and their tendency toward slightly fraudulent good manners. In this collection of new and selected stories, RoseMarie London unveils in unsentimental and spare language the ways in which people, especially men and women, talk and don't talk to one another.
'RoseMarie's pared down style perfectly mimics both her narrators' emotional state and an unwillingness to give in to self-pity. It's writing that cuts close to the bone, but remains refreshingly funny, sharp and smart."-Paisley Rekdal, author of The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee
'RoseMarie has the rare talent to write from the inside out with a kind of been there, done that tone that almost, but not quite, masks the heartfelt vulnerability of her protagonist. The beautifully crafted sentences have the ability to bring her subjects vividly to life...or, if necessary, to eviscerate them with an observation as sharp as a scalpel."-C.J. Box, author of the Anthony-Award winning Joe Pickett novels
'You can look for the truth, and you can look for a sense of humor, or you can have both in a good read with The Search for an Inappropriate Man; RoseMarie has a knack for all three, whether it be in Bud's Bar or the written word."-Craig Johnson, author of The Cold Dish