Four women from different moments in the twentieth century talk across time in Linda McLean's extraordinary play about faith, lust and family.
Jane, a kitchen maid, the first in her family to move to the big city for work; Lizzie, passionate but unskilled and permanently dodging poverty; Sally, an early school-leaver who escapes a dangerous relationship by working her way into a profession; and Fiona, first in her family to go to university and discover a world of bewildering choices.
Also included in the volume is a short play, What Love Is.
'Beautiful and delicate'
'The range of images she creates, and the sympathetic imagination that drives her writing, is never less than moving'
'Perhaps her most ambitious [work] to date... a powerful collage of embattled lives, repeatedly obstructed and frustrated by economic and social hardships'
Linda McLean was born in Glasgow where she studied and trained as a teacher. She travelled teaching English as a foreign language in Europe, America, Africa and Scandinavia before she turned to writing plays.