The rest of the “women” the male members were chatting with online were all paid fakes!Sachi discovers that, for the past 20-odd years, her mom has been sending her dad ,000 a month, having somehow been convinced by him that her real husband has been stuck in outer space all this time working on an expensive top-secret mission for the U. government, and that he himself is an exact clone, who forwards the money to the space station. Going out and meeting strangers and talking to them can be painful, awkward, and downright terrifying.In those childhood years, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Just the thought that we were connected took my breath away’.Watching her mother perform her song-and-dance act in Las Vegas, ‘I was so proud to see her up there it literally made me shake . She later marries a man called Luke ‘with blond hair, broad shoulders, and a great tan’, and goes to live with him in the Australian Outback, but Luke turns violent, and then Sachi discovers that he is the boyfriend of her father’s mistress, the cold-hearted Miki. Wanting a breast enlargement, she goes to Dr Jeffrey Dietrich in Chicago, who immediately takes her to bed ‘probing gently, gently, with his erudite tongue, like a hummingbird searching for nectar’.
Sachi’s mother, the winsome Hollywood nutter Shirley Mac Laine, has already declared herself ‘heartbroken’ at the book, adding: ‘I’m sorry to see such a dishonest, opportunistic effort from my daughter.’‘The first moment I walked through the door, she fixed me with a cold, silent glare, equal parts jealousy and contempt,’ recalls Sachi, who is clearly blessed with a photographic memory, given that she was only two years old at the time. Next, she goes to a progressive public school in England.
Aged 14, he tells her of his affair with the actress who played the icy Baroness in The Sound Of Music, and, as he does so, ‘his hand slid down from my waist . Neither parent wants to look after her in the long summer holidays, so they send her there a month or two early: she earns her keep as a cleaner.