Call Me Mimi
Mimi loves flowers, crystal chandeliers, kittens, Celine Dion s voice, the color pink, swaths of satin, the Queen of England, and chocolate. Far, far too much chocolate. She craves beauty and her own overweight self is emphatically not beautiful, at least in her own eyes. And despite her size, she doesn t feel whole because all she knows about her father is that he was a sperm bank donor seventeen years before. Mimi is a fractured soul.
Although she knows it could be disastrous, she is drawn to her school s prom because it will be held in a beautiful ballroom and, for once, she ll be able to dress up. But her instincts prove to be right and, after merciless bullying, she flees in tears.
Mimi knows that she needs to take charge of herself to find a person she can love within her self-imposed wall of weight. She leaves her doting mother and Montreal behind and heads to Toronto to find her father. What she finds is far more important than anything she could possibly have imagined.
Francis Chalifour s ability to bring the unforgettable Mimi to life makes this a novel that will touch the reader s funny bone and heart.