A novel from book club favorite, Suzetta Perkins—what happens to those who are left behind in the turbulent breakup of failed love and romance?
The transition from despair to satisfaction is an emotional, and yet often hilarious road to bump along. Ex-Terminator brings a fresh view to life after divorce as four women and a man struggle to move beyond their feelings of loss, failure, and abandonment, in order to establish a sense of normalcy and discover who they really are again.
Can new love be found, even while the old still lingers and haunts everyday thoughts and actions? As these brokenhearted people form a support group to shore each other up in the midst of their stormy lives, little do they know how much they will come to mean to one another, or how each one will be changed by the healing they discover.
When Sylvia St. James, 45, is left by her husband of 20 years, she is shocked and brokenhearted. In an effort to find strength in numbers, she starts an Atlanta support group: five women and one man who share the need to move on from ruined marriages and "close our Ex-files for good." The trash talking starts almost immediately-"that woman don't know how to pick a man," says 15-years single Arial (who is Sylvia's hairdresser and not a member of the group) of three-time marriage loser Rachel-but so does the affirmation. Perkins (Behind the Veil) moves things along briskly among the six, with new love, inner strength and the power of forgiveness all playing a role-along with their attendant crises and complications. While the characters themselves are thin, their sizings up of one another crackle with energy.