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The Three Naked Ladies of Cliffport: Volume I by Peter Boffey

The Three Naked Ladies of Cliffport: Volume I

by Peter Boffey

398 pages
Three single mothers of three bastard children from three generations claim Cliffport - a ghost town on Santa Cruz County's northern coast - as their home. In letters, phone calls, journals, and conversations, we hear the distinct and disparate voices of these strong-willed women - each tough on the outside yet sensitive within.

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Three single mothers of three bastard children from three generations, each one vitally connected to a ghost town located where sea meets land on Santa Cruz County’s northern coast.

In 1959 Kaitlin Lowrie resettles in Cliffport with her mother and her son — the only household hanging on in an all-but-forgotten locale. But in 1965 Janice McLoughlin, long-absentee landlady, shows up and is determined to sell the place. Elisabeth Lowrie despairs of their being evicted from her cherished, lifelong home.

It falls to the feisty Lowrie daughter to span the gap between the two older women. While the outspoken Jan tells her life story aloud, Katie has also to read her mother’s notebooks in the more formal language of Elise’s memoir. Katie dreams then schemes how to stay living on the land.

In their letters, phone calls, journals, and conversations, we hear the distinct yet disparate voices of these strong-willed women — tough on the outside, sensitive within — as they come to terms with one another and themselves. Katie, Elise, Jan: three naked ladies, each in her own way as resilient, enduring, and irrepressible as the wild bulbous Amaryllis belladonna plants rooted out West and surviving up and down California’s Central Coast.

 

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    Three single mothers of three bastard children from three generations claim a ghost-town on Santa Cruz County's northern coast as their rightful home. In letters, phone calls, journals, a memoir, and their conversations, we hear the distinct voices of these strong-willed women-each tough on the outside, yet sensitive within.

 

About the Author
Peter Boffey Born and raised in metropolitan New York and rural New England, upon graduation from Bard College in 1970 the author went West and — except for travel and brief residences in Morocco, France, and Israel — he has stayed out West ever since. Fifty years of observation of the natural world there inevitably informs his writing, and his narratives often grow out of his firsthand experiences during a variegated career in gardening, landscape design, nursery production, and the commercial seed trade in Northern California and Oregon. A grandfather, Peter enjoys exploring the Pacific Coast States as much or more than ever, with a focus on their flora, fauna, geology, and cultural history. The author is currently at work on a collection of short fictions.

 

 

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