A good story, well told. A man and a woman, their marriage, the pernicious influence that the woman's mother seems to have on her and how she, slowly, undermines the marriage in her daughter's mind, how the wife has, or develops, aspirations to a lifestyle that at the same time she denies herself by running her husband down, verbally as well as in her mind. She turns from a young rebel into a middle aged snob. And we see how she slowly cuts her husband out of her life.
Eventually she proceeds to walk out on him, he hits the bottle and wrecks his car and nearly wrecks his life because he's dependent on his driver's license for a living as a trucker.
Eventually he finds somebody with whom he is more comfortable and who is more comfortable with him, and his life becomes much happier than the closing years of his marriage were. Ironically she, who left for 'more satisfaction' apparently does not find it.
The story is told in short, succinct sentences, in plain language that makes it very easy to read. The story flows well. It is (while somewhat sad in the first part) quite appealing. And it is authentic - we see things like this happen way too often. And it shows how dissatisfied people take their dissatisfaction with them, wherever they go.
Unfortunately (for my enjoyment) there are problems with grammar in places that break the mood a little for someone who notices such things: it could've done with a bit more editing maybe.
Regardless, this is definitely one of the better, more appealing offerings on SOL. A *real* story about *real* life. All i.m.h.o. and y.m.m.v. of course :-)