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Morality Tale is a novel about the triangular complications of a modern marriage and the comedy that flows from them. When the elusive but exciting Richard (an envelope salesman with a nice layperson?s line in Zen philosophies) meets this novel?s narrator, he offers her a friendly escape from her own daunting domestic life.

Burdened by her husband?s ongoing negotiations with his angry ex-wife, the strains of looking after two stepchildren, and the lingering ghost of her own past...

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Overview

Morality Tale is a novel about the triangular complications of a modern marriage and the comedy that flows from them. When the elusive but exciting Richard (an envelope salesman with a nice layperson’s line in Zen philosophies) meets this novel’s narrator, he offers her a friendly escape from her own daunting domestic life.

Burdened by her husband’s ongoing negotiations with his angry ex-wife, the strains of looking after two stepchildren, and the lingering ghost of her own past betrayals, she finds that the life of a “second marryer” leaves much to be desired.

As her friendship develops with Richard, so grows the shadow cast over her marriage by his presence, and when they make a late, illicit bay crossing together on a ferryboat, the story gathers momentum under California’s Mount Tamalpais. There, in the fabled Golden State, Sylvia Brownrigg shows how even a layperson’s Zen can lead to some important revelations about the need to look forward, not back.

Told with unwavering honesty and wit, Morality Tale explores what it means to be married a second time around—and the crucial universal truth that change is often the key to staying together.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781582434810
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • Publication date: 7/7/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.72 (d)

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