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Summers meant playing softball for Linda and Corey, lifelong friends who dominate the field at school and in the Parks and Rec League. So why, in their junior year, does Corey go out instead for track and decide to run 1,000 miles over summer vacation? As Linda searches for answers, she discovers some unsettling truths about herself and her best friend. A short story.
On the run from “broken promises, cocaine and gin, wounds inflicted,” Terry Manescu turns to Alcoholics Anonymous for help. Abstinence alone fails to reform her, though; she resents the meetings, makes every effort to antagonize other AA members, and continues to chase the buzz by substituting sex for booze and drugs. She’s charming, bright, athletic, and not at all shy with the ladies, but also relentlessly self-destructive. Eventually she finds a lesbian AA group of women who’ve faced down their own demons and with their support, Terry learns to tame her rebellious streak and live with integrity.
Sexually charged, by turns harrowing and hopeful, Minus One: A Twelve-Step Journey is a tribute to the meetings and members of Alcoholics Anonymous.