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The Mother-in-Law

by Eve Makis

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If he weren't obsessed about Elvis, he'd be obsessing about something else. At least Elvis is a positive role model. I obsess about him myself sometimes, dressed in that black leather jumpsuit.
'Positive role model? Heavy drinker, pill-popper, philanderer?'
'We all have our foibles, Lydia. If Elvis drank stinky green tea and went to bed at eleven-thirty, do you think he would have been a rock and roll legend?'


Electra, the daughter-in-law, is a warm and vibrant woman, and a night-owl who uses eleven-thirty as an example of an early bedtime, but I didn't really warm to her, her husband Adam, or their family and friends, or care about their problems. Electra'a best friend Lydia, with her inadequate mothering style and bratty son, was especially annoying. ( )
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Electra and Adam are proof that opposites attract. Electra is warm, passionate, and creative. She wants to have a baby. Adam is calm, reasonable, and very English. Enter the mother-in-law. She is cold, critical, and snobbish. She disapproves of her son's marriage, and then moves in with them. Will their relationship survive?… (more)

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