By Fiona Foden
A humorous, touching tale approximately lifestyles alterations, friendship and primary love. Josie has lived on her boat, Promise, her entire existence. She reveals it more straightforward to stroll on deck than she does to stroll on land. yet Promise has been condemned, and in flip, Josie is condemned to continue to exist dry land. Then she meets Leon, a boy from her neighbourhood...
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It was also the place where she met and fell in love with my father, a fellow refugee, about a decade her senior. He was still skinny back then (this was before he’d discovered American cable television—more specifically, that perennial dad favorite: World War II documentaries on the Discovery Channel), with deeply golden caramel skin and killer cheekbones, a bit of the Bruce Lee about him. He had an open, easy demeanor, a smirk or a Marlboro cigarette dangling from his lips, always ready with a joke.
We hauled that cooler onto the scale and I propped my arms on the counter and watched as the travel agent took down our flight information. ” I leaned in. ” And then, my mom caught my eye, and I think I detected the barest hint of a smile. GINGER CHICKEN AND RICE SOUP WITH SLAW Serves 6 Prep time: 30 minutes; Cook time: 2 hours For me, this is the ultimate comfort food, the Vietnamese version of chicken soup. It’s what my mother would make for me whenever I was ill. I could expect a cool hand on my forehead, a warm bowl of this rice porridge, and a not-too-gentle scolding for getting sick in the first place.
We’d sit on one of Harold’s many sectional sofas, with a plate piled high with food, and my aunts would make fun of me for holding my chopsticks like a white person. But I didn’t care—the food was so good. In the mornings, I would wake to the crowing of Harold’s rooster. I’d spend the day exploring the grounds, digging through the garage for hidden treasures, picking persimmons from one of dozens of fruit trees, collecting fresh eggs, and feeding the chickens, ducks, and fighting roosters that he kept for fun.
A Kiss, a Dare and a Boat Called Promise by Fiona Foden