Experimental Women’s Fiction
Rating: 4 Cups
Miriam Moses is running her own marathon. Her cancer is in remission, and for the rest of her life, no matter what that might mean, she is going to live it. The Mercury Shoe Company is sponsoring her marathon for a children’s charity, and she will be wearing their Quicksilver running shoes.
Harry Mercury is the owner of the Mercury Shoe Company. He has the utmost respect for Miriam, but inside he is scared to death for her. She is running across the expanse of Australia, but that route takes her directly through his heart.
Miriam may be running for a charity, but in reality she is running for her life. Her journey across Australia is her attempt to make her life mean something. She encounters a multitude of people along the way, and is inexplicably touched by what she sees. Through it all there is Harry, her one and only link to the outside world, and her savior should she need one. She prays for a long enough life to finish her marathon. Harry just prays for her life.
This is realism at its finest. The story is touching and heartfelt, but not at all sugar-coated. Miriam is a woman we should all aspire to be. Her honesty and unwillingness to give up is refreshing. She is running, not out of fear and desperation, but a determination to be more than just a victim. We are only given one life to life, and like Miriam, we need to live like there is no tomorrow.
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