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The Marrying Kind Victoria Costello

The Marrying Kind

Victoria Costello

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Claire Fitzgerald is a 39 year-old never married scholar of medieval romance literature who violates her own rule―to keep messy love at bay―when she falls in love with Alfie Upton, the brother of her live-in partner Michael with whom she hasMoreClaire Fitzgerald is a 39 year-old never married scholar of medieval romance literature who violates her own rule―to keep messy love at bay―when she falls in love with Alfie Upton, the brother of her live-in partner Michael with whom she has maintained a relationship of convenience for the last two years. The start of Claire and Alfies secret affair coincides with San Franciscos wild month (in March of 2004) when gay marriage is first and very briefly legalized. Claire, as witness and maid of honor in the wedding of her two best female friends, plays her part in what becomes a local and national circus, but which in Claires life has the effect of calling into question everything she has ever believed about love and life. In this cauldron of political and personal drama, Claire creates her own breaking point when she finds herself pregnant, father unknown. Her difficulty in making a choice between her two lovers (or giving them both up) is played out against the dual backdrops of her lesbian friends saga of marriage and non-marriage, and Claires scholarly obsession with her signature literary character. She is Geoffrey Chaucers five times married Wife of Bath, who lives a 14th century version of Claires contradictions and what God has to do with any of them. Claires dilemma comes down to the question that never goes away: What do Women Want?