Summary: For 16 years Sean has lived in a rustic cabin in the woods and driven into town every day to work with his cousin as landscaper and handyman while navigating through the personal issues of his female customers, his wife’s drastic mood swings, his eldest daughter’s struggles for independence from her controlling mother, and the distance his wife has fostered between him and his to younger children, while operating his business on almost no money.
Sean works to find the solutions to the family problems as tensions erupt and explode.
This story also explores the male side of gender subjugation.
Reading in Oscar Wilde House, Dublin, Ireland (with footage around Dublin City).
Q. What kind of character is Sean?
A. “He is definitely an every working man, except he’s more soft-hearted than men are usually portrayed so he does go outside the gender stereotype for men a little.”
Q. Much of the story is in Sean’s head; his thoughts, his opinions, and his memories. How did you write from a middle-aged man’s perspective so realistically?
A. “Because I've talked to different work men after we'd all finished work I just absorbed a lot of it. Also, I generally haven’t resonated with other women; I don’t like babies or small children...