Andromeda Klein by Frank Portman

By Frank Portman

From Frank Portman, writer of the cult vintage King Dork that John eco-friendly says "will rock your world", comes a unique approximately Andromeda Klein, who has a number of difficulties of her own.

Her hair is more or less horrible.

Her partner-in-occultism, Daisy, is dead.

Her mystery, estranged, a lot older and forbidden boyfriend-in-theory, has long gone AWOL.

And her mom has discovered tips to text.

briefly, issues could not get a lot worse. till they do. Daisy appears to be like trying to make touch from past, books are beginning to disappear from the library, after which, unusually and all of sudden, Andromeda's tarot readings are commencing to are expecting occasions with bizarrely literal accuracy.

Omens are all over the place. desires; swords; fires; hidden playing cards; misplaced, damaged, and lifeless cellphones . . . and what's Daisy attempting to inform her?

within the resulting fight of impartial as opposed to evil, it is Andromeda Klein opposed to the area, glossy society, demonic forces, and the "friends" of the library.

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She gasped slightly because card number one, the “covers you” card, denoting the general situation, was in fact the Magician, who appeared to have played such a prominent role in the Daisy dream. Major synch, if only to indicate that Andromeda was on the spread’s wavelength and vice versa. There was no law against it, but she always felt just a bit furtive and nervous about spreading the cards—especially in public like this, though there was no one there to observe. Traditional tarot readings often begin with a significator, a card chosen to represent the querent or questioner, over which the other cards are laid.

Ii. Why did Andromeda Klein want Den to retrieve Daisy’s tarot deck all of a sudden? It was because Daisy was coming back to life and had instant-messaged her in a dream. Daisy’s death from leukemia the year before had been sudden. Andromeda certainly hadn’t expected it. She had returned from the deeply regretted family trip to Mount Shasta, full of St. Steve anxiety, only to discover that Daisy was gone forever. Remission is only remission until it’s not, and what they had celebrated as a cure had turned out not to be in the end.

And who had, incidentally, despised and ridiculed him. Andromeda’s heart went out to people who were overshadowed and outpaced and ridiculed and despised. She even fake-believed the dubious notion that such people might be destined to have the last laugh in the end. ” on occasion, as a kind of casual invocation. In high-spirited moments, she and Twice Holy Daisy Wasserstrom used to giggle-shriek it, confusing the masses and emphasizing the exclusivity of their Society of Two. ’s finicky writing and innovations on the customary design of the “small cards,” the minor arcana.

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