WYR: Every Family Has Its Exes

Some weeks I’m itching for a good mystery. Others I’m craving an emotional roller coaster. Or fantasy. Or historical fiction. Or goodness knows what. It might be brand new or something ancient or anywhere in between. In any case, it’s nice to share, so …

What’s Your Read?

All bets are off for the delicately balanced Prys family when aging playwright Phillip has a stroke. His current wife, Shirin, manages to get him to a doctor in time but really must get back before her gesso over-dries. Myfanwy, the second wife, is adjusting her plans and conquering the house now that the father of her children is, she hopes, on his death bed. The aforementioned children are bombarded by the trials and tribulations of young adulthood. Two more ex-wives and an agent could weigh in at any time for all anyone knows.

And seventeen year old Struan Robertson, a complete stranger, is answering the call for help.

Hoping to make a good first impression for an experience-building job in convalescent care? Follow Struan’s steps to early success:

  1. Navigate exotic London after leaving home in Scotland.
  2. Accidentally grope new employer before introductions.
  3. Determine who is Mrs. Prys.
  4. Meet the man himself . . . before his nappy might need changing.

Oh, 1989, this is going to be fun.

Meeting the English by Kate Clanchy

Meeting the English by Kate Clanchy

 Have a suggestion for my next read? What’s yours?

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