A hilarious, honest and warm story about modern marriage and divorce
Jackie Ball knows that happiness is hard to find, so when Dan Lewis jogs into her life with his skin-tight shorts and sexy smile things start to look up. One night he presents Jackie with a diamond ring and suggests he trade in his BMW for a people carrier. But there's a fly in the ointment - her first husband Henry. As far as Jackie's concerned, their marriage is well and truly over, so she engages the services of a solicitor and sets about moving on.
But Henry has some old scores to settle and the divorce papers hitting the dog-haired mat are just the excuse he needs. It's not that he still loves her, but Jackie walked out on him without even leaving a note and now he wants to know why...
Clare Dowling was born in Kilkenny in 1968. She trained as an actress and has worked in theatre, film and radio. She has had drama and children's fiction published and is currently a scriptwriter on Ireland's top soap, FAIR CITY. She lives in Dublin and is married with a son. She is expecting her second baby in October.
FAST FORWARD, published by Poolbeg Press; and a children's book, CLASS ACTS: MONOLOGUES FOR TEENAGERS, published by New Island