Provocative, smart, angry, wise, and very, very funny, the essays in ‘Things Are Against Us’ cover everything – from feminism to environmental catastrophe; labour strikes to sex strikes; Little House On The Prairie to Donald Trump. These are essays bursting with energy, and reading them feels like sticking your hand in the mains socket.
Joseph is trying to focus on a plumbing job he is doing for his wife’s friend, but is distracted by the terrible things that have been happening within his family. Joseph believes that his son has tried to kill his wife, and is afraid he’ll do so again. He’s also terrified that his wife is going to leave him and that he himself may not even get through the day.