By Barbara Sapienza

Sixty-year-old Frances Pia lives by myself on a thirty-foot sailboat anchored close to Sausalito, the place she communes with the fog, sea lions, cormorants, and sailor neighbors, Otto and Russell. She plays random acts of public defacement—painting drainpipes, public restrooms, and work of art at the facets of houses—which she believes are beautification initiatives, and struggles with bouts of melancholy and mania. Frankly, she’s just a little a nutcase.

But Frances wasn’t continuously this fashion. She used to be a Catholic nun with a sister, Anne, who enjoyed her dearly. yet then she slept along with her brother-in-law, Greg—and ashamed and pregnant, she fled, leaving Anne, her paintings, and her vocation at the back of. whilst she additionally misplaced her child, Nicola, in a freak twist of fate, she misplaced religion in God and have become a keeper of sorrows.

Through a chain of wacky adventures, together with bouts with the police officers and the ocean, Frances opens her center to like for the 1st time in years—and starts off to truly paint town, redeeming herself with Anne and liberating herself from her guilt over Nicola’s loss of life alongside the way.

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