The Gusty divorce stinks. Thanks to Willie, who's breaking wind to save his parents' marriage. Want the lighter side of divorce? Begin with Willie.
The Tails of Willie Gusty is about the Gusty divorce, as contemplated through the eyes of their son, 9-year old Superhero Willie Gusty. He has a different super-power.
I wrote Willie to bring about laughter, a measure of levity, to what is usually a bleak scenario.
The story is set in London, which lends itself to the essential cross-cultural flavour of Willie’s world. There are unlikely protagonists; the magical Mrs Patel, his neighbor, a ball-room dance-teacher. Mrs Patel helps young Willie deal with his worries, Gran, the feisty bigot who can also raise a stink at the drop of her wooden spoon.
Gran has raised the Catholic ante against Mom’s hovering beau, the new-born Christian and also her boss, Mr Wobbe.
Willie is a baffing Pollyanna who farts his way into the hearts of all he meets, and ultimately, saves the day.
The humour is tiered, and in the movie in my head, I see adults reading it to children and laughing about completely different things.
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