Tracee is a runaway bride and kleptomaniac. Lana is an audacious beauty
and a recovering alcoholic. Rita is a holy-roller minister’s wife, desperate to
escape her marriage and discover whether she actually has a mind of her own.
One warm summer’s night, these three women go on the lam together.
Their car breaks down on a rural highway in North Carolina and they’re forced
to seek shelter in a seemingly abandoned nightclub—which is where they meet
Marcel. Soon, everything changes.
Marcel, you see, is a lion, a retired circus performer stuck in a cage
in this godforsaken roadhouse. And through admiration—one might even say love—for
Marcel, our heroines find a way to confront their complicated pasts and fight
for the strange, embracing relationships they’ve formed out in the middle of
nowhere. They ultimately navigate their way back to their own hearts—and ours.
Written with the
deftness, humor, and sparkling wit that have marked her books, plays, and
movies, Delia Ephron’s The Lion Is In is an unforgettable story of
friendship, courage, love—and learning to salsa with the king of the jungle. Download and start listening now!