The Lady Who Liked Clean Restrooms
By: J.P. Donleavy
Jocelyn Guenevere Marchantiere Jones, sometime resident of Scarsdale, educated at Bryn Mawr, has been brought up always to behave like a lady. But what with chiselling divorce lawyers, fraudulent financial advisors and importunate and oversezed suitors, the patience of even the most impeccable lady might wear thin. Which is why Joy ends up with a pair of matching Purdey shotguns across her knees and a .38 Smith & Wesson under her pillow, waiting for the next lying bastard to cross her threshold.
Trigger-happy she may be, and no longer quite welcome in polite society, but Joy Jones, one of J.P. Donleavy’s most inspired comic creations, will always follow her South Carolina granny’s advice on the matter of clean rest rooms, a preference which has some rather surprising consequences.