The Post-Birthday World offers a
thoughtful and highly entertaining look at the implications,
large and small, of who we choose to love. Russian-American
Irena is a book illustrator who lives in London with her
long-term boyfriend Lawrence, also from the USA, who works for a
prestigious but dull "think tank". Their relationship is a
little too solid, but Irena has no complaints - until one
fateful night when she finds herself with an "improvident urge
to fasten her mouth on the wrong man" knowing full well that the
decision is entirely in her hands and that "she now stood at the
most consequential crossroads of her life". On this
cliff-hanging note Chapter 1 ends.
At the opening of one version of Chapter 2, Irena has taken the fateful fork in the road and kissed Ramsey; in the...
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