Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Thing: Deacon's Mom

Welcome back to The Thing, where Lisa Henry and I post extras for MARK COOPER VERSUS AMERICA, then, on the 24th, invite you to answer a quiz question for a chance to win a copy of the book!

Today you're meeting the moms. Deacon's mom, Helen has severe OCD. Her germ phobia and constant fear that her children are going to die in some horrible accident interfere both with her quality of living and Deacon's. Her main worry is for her older son, Ben, who's fighting in Afghanistan. To help her out, Deacon drives home from college every weekend to keep her company and reassure her that nothing terrible is going to happen. But his sense of obligation to his mother prevents him from having a social life at college.

Here's an e-mail exchange between Helen and her friend Lin.



And here's Helen texting Deacon.


Head over to Lisa's blog to meet Mark's mum. She's a hoot!

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