To the rest of the world, Polly Solo-Miller Demarest lives acharmed life. She has a beautiful home, a dashing lawyer husband, and two delightful children. But beneath this idyllic surface, the pressure of being the “perfect flower”of an illustrious family—and a stable, always-available wife, mother, and daughter—are getting to her. The spark has gone out of her marriage, and to her own surprise, she’s having an affair. What follows is at once cathartic and provoking, and both may be necessary states in order for Polly to become the kind of person she wants to be.
About the Author
Laurie Colwin is the author of five novels,
Happy All the Time,
Goodbye Without Leaving,
A Big Storm Knocked It Over, and
Shine On, Bright and Dangerous Object; three collections of short stories,
Passion and Affect,
The Lone Pilgrim, and
Another Marvelous Thing; and two collections of essays,
Home Cooking and
More Home Cooking. Colwin died in 1992.