By Laurie Fox
"I was once born right into a mentally in poor health relatives. My sister used to be the formally loopy one, yet quite we have been all nuts."
So starts off My Sister from the Black Lagoon, Laurie Fox's incandescent novel of turning out to be up absurd. Lorna Person's story is wrested from the shadows solid through her sister, Lonnie, whose rages command the total recognition of her mom and dad. Their San Fernando Valley loved ones is off-key and out of kilter, a spot the place Lonnie sees evil within the morning toast and runs into the Burbank hills to hitch the animals that appear extra like her family. Lorna, nevertheless, is an acutely delicate lady who can't relate to Barbie. "Could Barbie think sorrow? may Barbie comprehend what it's wish to be plump, lonely, Jewish?"
My Sister from the Black Lagoon is a wisecracked bell jar, a heartbreaking research of sane and loopy. Laurie Fox's pleasant voice is understanding but wide-eyed, lyrical, and witty.