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Meet Leah and Chris; raised on Harry Potter, New Labour and a belief that one day they would be as 'special' as their parents promised. But what happens when those dreams don't become reality? Follow Leah and Chris over these twenty years as they realise the future they were promised as children hasn't turned out as they hoped, against the backdrop of an asteroid heading for earth. Told through performance and live music on multiple stages, with support from a different Humber Street Sesh band every night, this is Welly like you've never seen it before.
"All We Ever Wanted," a collection of poems by Sharon K Sheppard, skillfully intertwines the commonplace with the eternal. The author celebrates our everyday epiphanies, drawing color from palettes of childhood, nature, and family...inviting the reader to see what she sees. This glimpse into one life, experienced and honored in words, is well worth the reading.
When Paul Miller's pharmaceutical company goes public, making
his family IPO millionaires, his wife, Janice, is sure this is the
windfall she's been waiting for--until she learns that her husband
is leaving her and has cut her out of the new fortune. Meanwhile,
400 miles south in Los Angeles, the Millers' daughter, Margaret,
has been dumped by her actor boyfriend and left in the lurch by an
investor who promised to revive her irreverent postfeminist
magazine, "Snatch." Sliding toward bankruptcy and dogged by
creditors, she flees for home, where her confused and lonesome
teenage sister, Lizzie, is struggling with problems of her own:
She's become the school slut.
In the heat of a west coast summer three very different women, each poised for success, find themselves failing spectacularly. Janice, a devoted mother and housewife who's approaching fifty, is cold-heartedly abandoned by her husband; her elder daughter Margaret, a magazine editor, is driven back home by towering debts; and her teenage daughter Lizzie is humiliated by the boys whose affections she has unquestioningly embraced. At first they hide their downfalls - bankruptcy, addiction, promiscuity - from one another, but as the curtain-twitching world they inhabit begins to intrude, they find their secrets exposed. And in the midst of the manicured lawns and country club whispers, the Miller women cloister themselves in their suburban home and confront first their individual crises, then each other ... All We Ever Wanted Was Everything is an astonishing portrait of modern-day women trying to stay afloat, of secrets and lies, and of what happens when the world you know comes crashing down.
On the day Paul Miller's pharmaceutical company goes public, he
informs his wife, Janice, that their marriage is over and that the
new fortune is his alone. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, the Miller's
older daughter, Margaret, has been dumped by her hot actor
boyfriend and is failing at her job, kind of spectacularly. Sliding
toward bankruptcy, Margaret bails and heads for home, where her
confused and lonesome teenage sister, Lizzie, is struggling with
problems of her own: She's become the school slut.
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