The greatest gift is a portion of thyself. Ralph Waldo Emerson
When James and Paula receive a wedding invitation from a cousin neither of them knew they had, it has them haring off on a convoluted quest for her identity and a suitable present.
Stephen Evans' novella, THE MARRIAGE GIFT, is a delicious romp through the maze of modern wedlock. It's funny, engaging, and inadvertently teases out some shrewd insights regarding the battle of the sexes as it surfs daily routines everyone will recognise. Make no mistake, it's not only the wit that sparkles. There are effortlessly mined gems of wisdom. The writing is spare, but at the same time rich with telling karmic detail, the hallmark of skilled authorship. It would convert well to stage and screen.
Evans does what he always does best - he leaves the boring bits out.
By the time the tale reaches its wild and wacky climax, it's each other James and Paula have discovered, the best marriage gift for any couple.
Well, they do say it's the journey that counts!
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