New Kiss Horizon (NKH)

December 8, 2020
New Kiss Horizon (NKH)

Vashti, a sexually repressed 60-year-old female poet finallyfinds the courage to divorce a man she married as a teenager, a manjealous of her looks, of the very equipment that makes her soappealing and this freedom allows 66-year-old poet Thomas Higginsonto act upon the fantasy he's had for thirty years of loving Vashti,actually holding her, making love to her, a fantasy he acts out byvisiting a store of Vashti, his fantasy come to life, and ofcourse, entering that store is really a sexual act, for he'sentering Vashti, even if just in his head that somehow Vashti seemsto control for she has awareness of all of these Dream Baby Tiendaevents.Novel begins with Vashti revealing her past to her friend ThomasRobert Higginson who continues to enjoy his fantasy at the DreamBaby Tienda; he's been interested in Vashti and loving her in hisdreams, in his fantasies for 25 years. Every aisle has forms ofVashti on the shelf. He feels a little guilty because he's married,but Vashti is thoroughly irresistible to him. He tries not to givein to his fantasy's demands, but he fails, realizing the attractionhe feels is much too powerful to deny.He invites Vashti to be in a movie, and he wants to begin makinglove to her right then, but he doesn't, as both of them aremarried, but he wants to anyway; he finds Vashti to be the mostbeautiful woman in the world. He comes to the university where sheteaches, and Vashti is in the audience, and Vashti loves how ThomasHigginson performs, but Vashti is married to a non-poet spouse,because beautiful Vashti was raped and became pregnant from thatwhen she was fifteen. Then Vashti meets the man she marries threeweeks after the abortion... He is not sensitive to what hashappened to her; she is 16 when they meet, Wesley is 23, not a goodmatch at all. Thomas is a much better man for Vashti; he alwaysknew this, but takes a little longer for Thomas to charm Vashtitwenty-five years later when his weight gain worries him that hewill not be attractive to his fantasy woman.During the twenty-five years since they meet in person forThomas's movie, Vashti marries an infertile man, and almost doesn'tget to have a child of her own. Vashti's spouse cannot accept hisinfertility, and refuses to accept a sperm donor, but Vashtiinsists on having a child.And ultimately this child more like Vashti than anyone else inthe world causes the dissolution of a marriage that never shouldhave happened, but Vashti's mother was only too glad to get Vashtimarried off, and since Wesley was interested, Vashti's motheragrees to the teenage Vashti marrying a man much too old for her.Now that Vashti is free, and Thomas Higginson's wife has died,Thomas and Vashti become friends on Facebook, and as soon as Vashtichanges her relationship status, he contacts Vashti, as he hasduring those years since the filming of his movie in 1988, asfriends not as lovers.. Once Vashti finally divorces in 2013, thissexually repressed woman tries online dating and is extremelydisappointed, so when Thomas contacts her to begin dating, Vashtiis occupied with a man from an online service, and Thomas has towait a little longer. But Vashti soon realizes what Thomas wants,and Vashti is fascinated, although this man has gained a lot ofweight, at least thirty pounds. But after 25 years, this man andwoman meet, and Thomas is delighted, but Vashti fears that shecannot compete with the fantasy version of herself, and they agreeto meet in Chicago, once Thomas is convinced that she will becomenot involved with the man from online dating, and when they meet,there's instant attraction,...