Kay Sorenson is stuck. She is forty years old and still trying -- and failing -- to please her glamorous, willful, and indifferent parents. She abandoned a promising music career, settled into a loveless marriage, became a careless mother, and began to drink, smoke, and daydream too much. But when her mother dies, Kay is left without her lifelong crutch and is finally forced to take her first tentative steps toward becoming the woman she wants to be.
Frances Mayes author of Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany Roll over, Evelyn Waugh, here's Molly Giles. She's the authentic satiric voice -- a rare bird in American letters -- wicked, affectionate, and amused. Iron Shoes can dance.