An unsuspecting landlady navigates exploding plumbing, financial independence, and the 2008 market crash without a blueprint. Detouring from the traditional timeline of marriage-kids-house, twenty-six-year-old Vikki Warner skips straight to homeownership. She buys a run-down three-story house in Providence, Rhode Island, and suddenly finds herself responsible for a rotating cast of colorful tenants. Adulthood comes with unforeseen challenges: backed-up sewage, gentrification, global economic downturn. Tenemental is a candid portrait of how sharing space profoundly reshapes our lives, and forces us to grow into ourselves.
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"Narrator Rebecca Mitchell's unbridled enthusiasm mirrors author Vikki Warner's plunge into property management. In her 20s, acting on the advice of a boyfriend, Warner moves home to Providence, Rhode Island, and buys a multi-apartment fixer-upper. Her relationship with the house outlives her relationship with her boyfriend (and others), and the house does only a marginally better job of living up to her dreams, as she initially has no money and no skills. The na•vetŽ and earnestness that could have sunk Warner appear to be what pull her past her biggest obstacles. Those traits serve Mitchell less well, especially at the outset, where a wide-eyed tone prevails until she at last settles into the text. K.W. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"
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