Domestic Bliss and Other Disasters
Sally’s son has come home after completing his performing arts degree. He needs rent-free accommodation, a love life, and somewhere to perform his arts. Sally herself is taking a career break from teaching English. She is tired of teaching year eleven pupils about the Mockingbird. She wants to kill the bird and stuff it with all the redundant apostrophe’s’ she’s seen in twenty years of marking essays. She needs a rest. She does not need her son, his current girlfriend, his previous girlfriend and his old school friend to move in and share her kitchen and their lives with her.
Sally could seek out her own friends to let off steam, but as a general rule her friends prefer her to keep her steam to herself, otherwise it’s difficult to see their own problems clearly. Sally’s husband is a politician. A tranquil, unexceptional home life would work well for him and his career, but Sally has stumbled into the media spotlight...
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