Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray


Calling Invisible Women
"A mom in her early fifties, Clover knows she no longer turns heads the way she used to, and she's only really missed when dinner isn't on the table on time.  Then Clover wakes up one morning to discover she's invisible-truly invisible."

"Calling Invisible Women" is a hilarious take on the plight of the metaphorically and physically invisible woman. Clover is leading a common suburban life.  Her son,Nick, has graduated college but moved back home. His daily struggle with his unemployment status prevents him from noticing that anything is amiss with his mother.  Clover's daughter, Evie, is a stereotypical, cheerleader at Ohio State. Young, blond and attached to her cellphone as well as her boyfriend, Vlad, Evie is too self-absorbed to notice her mother's invisibility. Clover's hard-working pediatrician husband collapses from exhaustion upon returning home each evening as only a man who has been vomited on daily can.
Dismissed by her husband, son, and daughter as depressed, Clover discovers other invisible women and joins a support group.  After discovering a common formula unites them, they band together to make their voices heard.
This story will strike a chord with any mother who feels like she is just "going through the motions" of another day.  So, your family didn't notice your new haircut? That's nothing! Clover's family doesn't notice that she has disappeared!  Jeanne Ray has taken a depressingly relatable emotion and spun it into comic genius. 

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