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A dying mother wishes her cancer was her daughters', not hers. A woman with extrasensory visions accidentally gives her philandering husband her blessing. A sister's darkest secret is revealed at her brother's wedding. Pretend I'm Your Friend lays bare the fear, loss, and pain of love, sex, and family life in fifteen crisp, engaging, and startlingly funny, elegantly entwined stories.
As the squad car pulls out into the street, Marie realizes that she could just shut her door and lock it. This is your best friend, she reminds herself. Susan turns up the path, face blotchy with grief.
"I would have been nicer to David," Susan says, "but he was such a drug addict."
They stand on the front stoop, looking at one another, as if someone else might open the door and let them in. My apartment, Marie reminds herself, motioning Susan into the foyer.
Four friends from high school are due to arrive this evening to cheer and comfort Marie during her crisis. Susan has made arrangements.
MB Caschetta is an award-winning novelist and short story writer. Her novel Miracle Girls won the USA Best Book Award for Literary Fiction, an Independent Publisher Awards Gold Medal in Spiritual Books, and was an LGBT IndieFAB 2015 Book of the Year. Miracle Girls was also a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and a People Pick-of-the-Week, where it was hailed as "darkly beautiful." Caschetta lives in Massachusetts with her spouse and standard poodle.