Philip marries the perfect woman – beautiful, intelligent and caring. He spends the next two years trying to convince himself that he doesn’t love her.
This is how complicated life can be. After much soul-searching, a wealthy Dublin businessman decides to perform the ultimate act of benevolence: instead of merely presenting a cheque to charity, he does something extremely personal. He rescues a young Nigerian woman from a hopelessly destitute existence. There is a pretend marriage – intended to be short-lived, done for appearance’s sake. As the months follow, however, the benefactor realises that he has placed himself in a nightmare. He is sharing his home with someone very special. But how can he be a good person if he allows all of the worthy sacrifices he is making to be turned into the selfish pursuit of happiness?
The first of numerous questions in Choices, a collection of eighteen original stories aimed at the more thoughtful adult reader.
Insights into being human.