In Alternate Endings, a woman caught in the sandwich generation is forced to choose between her elderly mother and her young-adult son, who both have needs only she can fill by sacrificing herself for one of them. Which does she choose? How many of us have been squeezed like this, in a world where middle-aged women have been taught to endlessly serve?
Based on Greek mythology, this story about Calyce Tate has a surprise ending that shouldn’t surprise, but does, and so viscerally that a similar woman in a parallel story must make a different choice that’s more appeasing. As we see over the course of the novel, each woman becomes the author of the other’s story.
Alternate Endings will soon be available for purchase.