Dorothy Heydt originally published 1990’s The Interior Life under the pen name Katherine Blake.
Post-Reagan-era housewife Sue’s life isn’t the stuff of melancholy country music, but it’s not exactly rewarding. Her boisterous kids make housecleaning a Sisyphean struggle. Her husband Fred loves her and she still loves him, but there are days when she can barely stand to look at him.
Small wonder she escapes to a fantasy world, even one where the stakes are high and defeat apparently certain.