Posts Tagged: marriage
Shirley Jackson’s bone-chilling story “The Lottery” is probably the last thing anyone wants to associate with Mother’s Day, yet her lurking plot twists and sharp character insights are the perfect tools to write about parenting. In this month’s Slate Book Review, Dan Kois explains how Jackson’s books depicted family life well before any of us knew what to expect when expecting:
Airy unconcern about the state of one’s home, marriage, or children, masking a deeper unspoken acknowledgment that all will forever exist in a state of chaos?
Over at Fader, Scott McClanahan tells us about the time a country music singer completely destroyed his marriage:
I tried explaining it to her as best as I could. I told her Little Jimmy was one of West Virginia’s only country music stars.