By Joy Fielding
From the recent York occasions bestselling writer of See Jane Run comes the last word story of family terror. Joanne's husband leaves her, and her ally turns into a stranger. simply while Joanne thinks it cannot get any worse, the telephone calls commence. "You've been a foul lady . . . i'll kill you." Reissue.
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Sorry," Eve says quickly. " "I have never cheated on you, Joanne. Not in twenty years," he tells her. " Eve asks. " Eve stares at Joanne's husband. "I must have missed something. " "We're talking about a separation," he explains. "Six months, maybe a year. We could still see each other . . maybe go to a movie . . have dinner . " Eve asks incredulously. " He nods, his face reflecting optimism. "You want to go backward? " Eve's confusion is genuine. For the first tune during this confrontation, she is unsure of what to say.
I do feel I'm missing something," he finally admits. "I'm forty-two years old, Joanne. " "My parents helped to support us," she reminds him. " he demands suddenly, surprising her. " "You bet your sweet ass I have," Eve retorts angrily. "Everyone has thoughts like those from time to time. But you don't break up a marriage, you don't walk out on two daughters who need their father, you don't break up a family just because you're "not happy"! " "I want more," he offers weakly. " she corrects. "One less wife, two less children .
Mom's been playing tennis in shoes that were too tight," Lulu answers for her. "They look very sore," Paul observes as Joanne notices for the first time how tanned he is, how well rested he appears. "Actually," Joanne tells him truthfully, "they don't hurt. " Joanne thinks this is probably a good way to describe her life but doesn't say so. Instead she smiles, wondering whether she should invite him into the living room to sit down. Paul checks his watch. "We should get going pretty soon," he says, his voice casual, as if he is really not concerned about leaving.