The divorced mother and her divorcing daughter. The about-to-be ex-son-in-law and the ex-husband's adopted son. The divorcing daughter's child, who is the step-nephew of the ex-husband's adopted son. Everyone cordial: the ex-husband's second wife friendly to the first wife, warm to the divorcing daughter'
Jeredith Merrin is the author of Cup (Able Muse Press, 2014), Bat Ode (University of Chicago Press, 2001), and Shift (University of Chicago Press, 1996). She lives near Phoenix, Arizona.