Saturday, 8th January 2005
At a time when publishers are chasing celebrity memoirs, it seems brave of
And indeed it is. Laura Shaine Cunningham, known in the States as a playwright and novelist, has written a book that questions the famous opening sentence of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, ‘All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.’ This eccentric family is happy in its own uniquely unconventional way and the charm of Sleeping Arrangements is that it’s a happiness achieved against all the odds. ‘If tragedy has brought us together, it’s comedy that keeps us close,’ Cunningham writes.