The Way Things Should Be

Publisher details

The Way Things Should Be
Author
Bridie Jabour
Publisher
Echo Publishing
Genre
Fiction
Released
01 May, 2018

Synopsis

Claudia is getting married in a week. Well, she's 85% sure she is getting married in a week. Maybe 75%...First, she must return home to spend the week with her siblings Zoe, Phinn and Poppy who, despite their best intentions, are quick to return to long-established battle lines. The arrival of her best friend Nora, desperately trying to keep her own demons quiet, does nothing to soothe the possessive sisters.Meanwhile, their parents George and Rachel, long estranged from each other, are struggling with how different their children turned out to what they'd imagined. Taller, maybe?The Way Things Should Be is a warm, funny and genuine novel about the conflicting joys and disappointments of millennials. It explores the complex relationships between parents and adult children, what we expect and what actually receive, and the complicated terrain that is the relationships with our siblings, best friends, and ourselves.
Bridie Jabour
About the author

Bridie Jabour

Bridie Jabour is assistant news editor at Guardian Australia. She has reported on federal politics, state elections and social issues as a general news reporter for the Guardian. She worked as a journalist for Fairfax and News Corp Australia before starting at the Guardian in 2013. The Way Things Should Be is her first novel.

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