New York City, 1982. The Martians - Carrie, Eli, their mother Viv and her teenage boyfriend, Arnie - live in a one-bedroom apartment on the Upper West Side. Viv smokes marijuana continually, laying out her bizarre version of reality to anyone who will listen. Eleven year-old Carrie's budding OCD manifests in attention to detail at the expense of the big picture. Her angry older brother Eli just wants to make it to a showing of The Shining that isn't sold out.
Published by Valley Press.
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