When I was twelve, a fortuneteller told me that my one true love would die young and leave me all alone.
Everyone said she was a fraud, that she was just making it up.
I'd really like to know why the hell a person would make up a thing like that.
Written with the snap, glitter and wit of The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing, God-Shaped Hole is a memorable, poignant love story that will leave you weeping with laughter. It is told in the wry, vulnerable voice of Beatrice "Trixie" Jordan who replies to a personal ad, "If your intentions are pure I am seeking a friend for the end of the world."
In doing so, she meets Jacob Grace, a charming, effervescent thirty-something writer, a free spirit who is a passionate seeker of life. He possesses his own turn of phrase and ways of thinking and feeling that dissonantly harmonize with Trixie's off-center vision as they roller coaster through the joys and furies of their wrenching romance. Along the way they try to come to terms with the hurt brought about by their distant fathers who, in different ways, forsook them.
This story will prove so touching you will rush to share it with a friend or loved one or even a stranger.
Jacob Grace isn’t like the rest of the people in Los Angeles. He’s a wildly intelligent writer who is boyishly good-looking and profound in a way that Beatrice has only ever dreamed that people could be. They share a similar disconnect with their fathers and the city in which they live. Together they fall madly in love and plan their escape to a place where life is slow and their hearts can finally be free. But sometimes, fate is truly a cruel mistress…
“It’s a story about a kid from Hollywood who longs for his southern roots, obsessing over rainstorms, the blues, and the crazy woman in his building who thinks she’s Scarlett O’Hara.” “Does it have a name yet?” “I call it Hallelujah,” he said, as if it were a beloved pet.
I was instantly riveted to each page and scarcely even moved until I finished it. I can tell you simply that I am a different person because of this book. Tiffanie’s prose is funny, poignant and painful. She paints the bleak landscapes of L.A. in a way that is truly unique – with music and literature weaved throughout her words. I fell in love with Beatrice “Trixie” Jordan and really related to both her cynicism and her ability to hold on to hope. Jacob is just perfection! His vulnerability makes him heartbreaking and his sincerity makes him beautiful.
This book isn’t about rainbows and happily ever afters. It’s about love and it’s about loss. Loss so overwhelming that you can hardly breathe and Tiffanie has crafted it in a way that makes you love every second of it…
“I like to say I don’t believe in mystics. I don’t believe in fate. I don’t believe in destiny or kismet. I don’t believe in God. I don’t believe in anything. But I believe in the possibility of everything.”