One That Got Away

One That Got Away

$20.50
The One That Got Away by Carol Rosenfeld 
2015 Paperback 

Bambi Devine, known to her friends as b.d., is a middle-aged bridal consultant who has recently come out to her friends after years of kidding herself about her sexuality—only to find out her friends knew all along and were just too polite to say anything to her. Then b.d. meets Bridget McKnight, the woman of her dreams. Unfortunately for her, Bridget is in a relationship with Natalie Lamont. But Natalie's intense friendship with Maxine Huff has New York City's lesbian community buzzingwith speculation. Are they really just friends? Could these two members of the Park Slope Clitocybes—a mycological society—share a passion for more than morels? And more importantly for b.d., does this mean she stands a chance with Bridget?

After years of hand-holding demanding brides, b.d. knows what love can do to sane people. Fortified by doses of drag queen wisdom from her boss, Eduardo, b.d. tackles unrequited love and lust, dyke drama, and being in a relationship without having a date for New Year's Eve in this romp about queer life in New York City.

Carol Rosenfeld is an accomplished short fiction writer and poet—though it's been a while since she participated in a poetry slam. She is very busy as the voluntary chair of the Publishing Triangle, which has been promoting LGBT literature since 1988. Carol has lived in New York since 1976, and can often be found at the opera—she has a growing fascination for Wagner (and quite a few questions, too).