The conflict is drawn out over materialistic issues, but there are other underlying problems which go to the heart of what it means to be part of a family which, in one way or another. has cast one aside.
Prejudice, misconceptions and the human condition in all forms feature in this contemporary drama revolving around a group of people who attend the subsequent funeral at the British South Coast.
Meet flamboyant gardener Charles, loner Simon, selfless psychic Elaine, narcissistic body-builder Edgar, Martha and her version of unconditional love and many others as they try to deal with the event and its aftermath.
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We all yearn for the idea of ‘home’ yet it is there that the most painful struggles are fought out, as described in such profound ways in CONDITIONS, a contemporary fiction novel by Christoph Fisher. The jealousy between the brothers is complicated even further when one of them—Tony—finds his brother, Charles, a challenge to handle. He resents him for shrugging off responsibility because of his mental health condition. He hates the burden he has carried all these years, while Charles had it easy—or so he thinks. How can he come to terms with the inherent imbalance between them? This book is a journey to find a solution, to find forgiveness and embrace each other, because in the end, this is the human condition: we take stuff we never should at face value and then we question stuff that we never should. Five stars.