By Sarah Dunn
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Lucy and Owen, bold, thoroughly-therapized New Yorkers, have taken the plunge, buying and selling of their loopy lifestyles in a cramped residence for Beekman, a bucolic Hudson Valley exurb. they have a 200 year-old condo, an autistic son captivated with the big, and 17 chickens, finally count number. it is the type of paradise the place stay-at-home mothers group as much as prepare dinner the school's "hot lunch," dads grill grass-fed burgers, and, as Lucy observes, "chopping kale has develop into a definite type of American housewife's model of cutting wood."
When pals at a wine-soaked banquet show they have made their marriage open, brilliant Lucy balks. there is a a part of her, though-the half that concerns she's develop into too cozy being invisible-that's intrigued. Why no longer attempt a brief marital test? Six months, transparent floor principles, 0 questions requested. whilst an affair with a guy within the urban starts to appear extra attractive than the happily-ever-after she's identified for the previous 9 years, Lucy needs to make a decision what actually makes her happy-"real life," or the "experiment?"
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This place is a sty! And they didn’t bring me any treats, just a damn bottle of chardonnay, which I can’t drink, for obvious reasons. Not a slice of cake or cookie in sight. Weirdly enough, the nicest visit I had was from this funny little Greek lady who lives in one of the apartments downstairs. She knocked on the door Saturday afternoon and asked if she could take a look at our apartment; she’s involved in some kind of fight with our landlord about the services he provides, and she wanted to compare our apartment with hers.
She’s a thin, uptight Boston Brahmin who’s never quite forgiven Tom for not being a girl through whom she could relive her years as a willowy debu-tante. “I was sure he was going to be a girl,” I once heard her say to a friend over a cup of Lapsang souchong. “He was lying side-ways in the womb, after all,” she added, casting him a reproachful look. She’s received the news of Tom’s various academic and legal successes over the years with the half-glazed look of one who’d rather be attending to her tea roses.
My sister Jeanie said last night on the telephone that I’d be bored into depression within twenty-four hours, but Jeanie is the kind of person who can’t occupy herself for a nanosecond. When we were kids she was always trailing after me and Alison, trying to persuade us to play with her and screaming the house down when we wouldn’t. I’m the oldest of the three of us, and I’ve always been the best at keeping myself entertained. So far this morning I have: • Checked my Yahoo e-mail. Twice. Okay, a few more times than that.
Arrangement by Sarah Dunn