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Im Not Her Cara Sue Achterberg

Im Not Her

Cara Sue Achterberg

Published
ISBN : 9781611882155
Paperback
302 pages
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It was a Tuesday like any other. And then it wasnt. A simple encounter at a supermarket changed Carin Fletchers and Leann Canes lives – literally. Suddenly Carin, a pretty, self-absorbed, underemployed college graduate, finds herself living asMoreIt was a Tuesday like any other. And then it wasnt. A simple encounter at a supermarket changed Carin Fletchers and Leann Canes lives – literally. Suddenly Carin, a pretty, self-absorbed, underemployed college graduate, finds herself living as Leann, an uneducated, perennially poor, obese checkout clerk, and vice versa.Carin is at first horrified: she’s enormous, she can barely make ends meet, her husband is an abusive loser, and shes saddled with the kid Leann had when she was a teenager. Meanwhile, Leann is initially thrilled: shes escaped destitution, she looks like a model, and people treat her completely differently.But as the days pass, it becomes clear that life isnt clear-cut for either woman. Carin finds herself attaching to Trevor, Leanns precocious son, and developing feelings for Jimmy, a fellow employee who treats her with the respect few others bother to give her because of her appearance. At the same time, Leann is living a life shes always wanted in a body shes always dreamed about, but that doesnt mean that all of her problems have gone away...and a new one is emerging with Carins sometimes-boyfriend.Both women are facing unknowable futures that neither could have imagined. Are they destined to live this way forever? And if so, where will it all lead?A brilliant, nuanced, and surprising tale about the way the world sees us and the courses we are on, IM NOT HER is a remarkably assured first novel that introduces a profound new storyteller.