Code: PSFLN-40742 Author: Frank Vickery ISBN/EAN: 057301826X
Marcia and Ralph prepare to celebrate their Ruby Wedding Anniversary with a grand family party and Ralph has opened a bottle of champagne to start the evening.
Marcia, seated in the same bedroom she and Ralph shared on their wedding night, reflects on the last forty years - for her, years spent suffocating in the loneliness and frustration of an empty, loveless marriage.
Conjuring up memories, Marcia watches her young self and Boy Ralph re-enact the pledges they made to one another the first night and the subsequent years of self-deception, lies and infidelities.
As the party-hour draws near, her resentment and anger boil over; she rows bitterly with Ralph, determined to end the sham and leave for good.
But forty years is a long time, and Ralph lets slip some news which shocks Marica.
With the help of Girl Marcia and Boy Ralph, Marcia and Ralph will celebrate their wedding anniversary; the lie is buried again - and will continue.