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Recently divorced and unemployed, Rose moves back to her hometown. Her dream is to open a vintage clothing store and to silence her snide inner-voice she refers to Smart Ass. In misguided attempts to distract herself from much wanted and much feared personal growth, she numbs herself with alcohol and recreational sex with a hobo, a redneck and a schizophrenic teenager. Rose lashes out at her parents, for she thinks she inherited her inability to communicate authentically from them. The Dressmaker's Dummy explores how Rose comes to realize that a trait she'd always considered a personal flaw to be overcome, is actually a gift. She learns that her heart's desire can come true, but perhaps not in exactly the way she'd anticipated.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   boatload of casual sex without love Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Lover is    -   of a different social class Pearls of wisdom from homeless?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   teacher Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of anatomy Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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