Dawn, a self-employed cleaning lady in upstate New York, agrees to pose in the houses she cleans for her friend Matthew’ s provocative photography project. Over the course of one week, she and Matthew scour the contents of each home to find inspiration but what she uncovers instead is an unexpected connection to the people who live there: from the insecure Bridget Riley, and the recent immigrant Wei Chen, to the pretentious Robert McIntyre. But it’ s the troubled housewife, Barb Turner, and the chaos of her life that finally force Dawn to confront her darkest secret about the death of her fiancé . Coming Clean is a novel of forgiveness, family, and fresh starts.
About the Author
Beth Uznis Johnson's short fiction and essays have appeared in Massachusetts Review, Broad Street, Cincinnati Review, Story Quarterly, Mississippi Review, Southwest Review, “ The Best American Essays,” and elsewhere. She was the recipient of the McGinnis-Ritchie Award in nonfiction and holds an MFA in fiction from Queens University of Charlotte. She lives and writes in Chicago, Illinois. Coming Clean is her first novel.