A different kind of relationship

THE world has been changing at an alarming rate. Some of the things that were taboo in the past are the new normal.

Sarah Dunn gives us a glimpse of some of these evolving morals in her hilarious book, “The Arrangement”.

Married couple Lucy and Owen, whose relationship has gone awry, agree to have an open marriage for several months in order to reboot the romance.arah Dunn gives us a glimpse of some of these evolving morals in her hilarious book, “The Arrangement”.

They sit down to lay the ground rules, which include not falling in love with other people, not abandoning the marriage, and not snooping on what the other partner is up to among other things.

This might sound ridiculous, but apparently many people are going for such relationships these days.

The various points of views about such arrangements are what Dunn explores, highlighting the difficulties Lucy has in explaining their decision.

“After it was over, all of it, Lucy found herself making the point again and again that it had been a mutual decision.

“To her aunt Nancy, who was disgusted by the entire business and decided to pretend it never happened.

“To her sister, Anna, who was fascinated and demanded all the details.

“To the ladies of Beekman – the quiet few who envied her freedom and her daring, and the bigger, more vocal contingent who would have nothing more to do with her, who wanted her to Stay Away from their Husbands.”

Read the book to find out how this experiment goes.

Aside from the main characters, Dunn does well in creating brilliant and effective supporting personalities who give the text a realistic feel.

From the creator of popular sitcom “American Housewife”, you would expect nothing less than captivating dialogue.

The hilarious yet emotional story makes for a refreshing read exploring serious issues in a relaxed manner.

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