Lorna quietly relishes her new job — a chance to escape an oppressive house.
Although she’s earned money before to keep her family going, it’s only now with her regular paycheques that the Great Depression ends.
But with tensions rising between Lorna and Gladys, amplified by Gene's volatile behaviour, the fireworks finale isn't the night's only explosion.
25 March 2013News of a daring raid on Dieppe electrifies the nation.
6 February 2013Victory Munitions hosts a star-studded cavalcade to raise money for war bonds.Lorna is especially rankled by Gladys, and seeks to “break” this spirited girl, even though (or because) she recognizes her own long-lost exuberance.If she can’t be popular, Lorna can at least stop other people’s fun. The only daughter in a wealthy Rosedale family, Gladys’s privilege has made her fearless, with a boundless — some might say reckless — appetite for life.While Lorna watches those around her thrive under the shifting world, she wonders if she’s arrived too late to the party.Her sex life reduced to brief scrabblings, Lorna has almost forgotten she has a body.