"The frustrated desires of these characters are linked symbolically to the meat in Aunt Neddy's freezer. Spontaneous combustion microwaves rather than thaws, leaving its products ready quickly, and as well done as this exercise in flash defrosting."
Wagman's second (after Skin Deep
, 1997), like a good Hollywood thriller, links an implausible premise to events convincing enough in their detail and swift enough in their development to carry the reader forward.
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