Moving (a life in boxes): a novel

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Jed and Lila are compulsive movers. For them, moving boxes, packing tape, and open houses are the ultimate aphrodisiacs. They meet on a moving day, Jed proposes on a moving day, and they end up moving 18 times in 18 years. Moving defines their lives, their identities. They move for fun, to recover from tragedy, and for new opportunities-until Lila decides she wants them to put down roots, in Boston.

Lila's decision strains their marriage to its limits. What once brought them ...

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Jed and Lila are compulsive movers. For them, moving boxes, packing tape, and open houses are the ultimate aphrodisiacs. They meet on a moving day, Jed proposes on a moving day, and they end up moving 18 times in 18 years. Moving defines their lives, their identities. They move for fun, to recover from tragedy, and for new opportunities-until Lila decides she wants them to put down roots, in Boston.

Lila's decision strains their marriage to its limits. What once brought them together now drives them apart. Jed, a computer programming wiz, takes off on a strange cross-country odyssey as a hired hand on a moving van. Nothing about his marriage or life makes sense anymore, and even his obsessive counting can't get his mind back on track. Lila ends up in the hospital after accidentally cutting off her fingers (she's a woodworking instructor) and struggles to both recover and find her husband. They both desperately search for a way back to each other that will make sense of how they've changed since they first met and married.

Moving tells the story of a marriage challenged by wanderlust, obsession, infertility and adoption, and race. Ultimately, Jed and Lila must find a combination of forgiveness and self-compromise to have any hope of staying together.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494353292
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 12/20/2013
  • Pages: 234
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Gabridge is the author of two novels, Moving (a life in boxes) and Tornado Siren. He has written numerous plays, including Fire on Earth, Flight, Distant Neighbors, Constant State of Panic, Blinders, and Reading the Mind of God, which have been staged in theatres around the world.

Patrick seems to like to start things: he started Boston's Rhombus Playwrights writers' group, the Chameleon Stage theatre company in Denver, the Bare Bones Theatre company in New York, the publication Market InSight... for Playwrights, and the on-line Playwrights' Submission Binge. His plays are published by Playscripts, Brooklyn Publishers, Heuer, Smith & Kraus, and Original Works Publishers. His radio plays have been broadcast on NPR, Playing on Air, Icebox, and Shoestring Radio. You can read more about his work at www.gabridge.com.

Patrick and his wife have moved 11 times. For the moment, they live in Boston with their two children. In his spare time, Patrick likes to farm.

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