Max knows he should stay away from Charlotte. But who said love was rational?
- Genre: Comedy
- Pages: 250
Max Childs is a self-confessed failure – a divorced, former house-husband and part-time dad - whose only solace is weekly therapy sessions with the Divorced Men's Club. Then he bumps into an old flame, the lovely Charlotte Hinchcliffe. Maybe a fling with the one who got away could be just the thing to restore Max's flagging self-esteem.
But Charlotte already has a boyfriend – the macho Ryan, a sniper on leave from Afghanistan who keeps a Luger pistol in his car. Max knows he should stay clear - but since when did he do the sensible thing?
Can we learn from the mistakes of our past relationships? Or are we doomed to repeat the same self-destructive patterns? And what is really expected of 'real' men in the modern world anyway?
These are the questions tackled in Talking Wounded, a provocative, comic thriller that explores love, war and gender politics.