A Little Stranger
After over 12 years of marriage, Fran walks out on her husband and son to search for her mother, Ireni. This novel explores the pressures that come to bear on the modern nuclear family, how to be a good parent, how to escape your own parents (and find them again), how to grieve, and how to be happy.
Fran has been married to Nick for more than 12 years, since they were eighteen. They are happy together until a ?little stranger? arrives, in the form of baby Louis, and their lives are irrevocably changed. The boy has good health and a sweet nature, but Fran feels stifled, her old life merely a memory. So, one day, she simply walks away.