There's this set of things everyone expects from you...Since her boyfriend Gus was killed in 9/11, Billy has been pretending.
It is easier for her to stay silent and go through the motions of grief than to tell the truth: that she was planning to leave Gus, and that his death left her feeling a mixture of ambivalence and anguish that she is still struggling to resolve.
Drawing from her experience, Billy writes The Lake Shore Limited.
The opening night of the play brings together three people whose lives intersect and interweave with Billy's: Leslie, Gus's older sister, haunted by his death and constantly aware of what could have been; Rafe, the actor who brings the joy and sadness of his own marriage into his role; and Sam, a recently divorced man who is irresistibly drawn to Billy's distinctive, enigmatic beauty.
Together these four voices create a mesmerizing novel of entanglements, connections and inconsolable losses.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 04/07/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781408809884