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“A son is a son until he takes him a wife,” the old adage says, and Winifred, unwilling to give up her precious son at all, goes to outrageous means for preventing his wedding. A new short story from the acclaimed Southern author of Gifts, Flood! and Jesus Is Already Here. (Goodreads)
I noticed another review mentioned this was a funny read, I didn’t get that feel from it. Yes, there were a couple of funny things that were said or done, but it was funny in a strange more mean spirited way.
Clearly the mom in this story, was over the top possessive bordering on needing medical help. The end of the story was horrifying, the young couple should run and move as far away as possible.
Overall I really enjoyed this story and the characters were actually well fleshed out for such a short story. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a fast read with ironic humor and a bit of subtle creepiness.