The cliff notes for this work will be to the point, just outskirting the bare bones of the storyline because the text is so very, very rich, cliff notes cannot do it justice. SPOILER ALERT OK – you’re warned.
Patty, Walter and Richard are the key players in Freedom, friends from College. Patty starts hanging out with Walter in the hope of seeing his friend Richard, one of those guys that defies society, is a musician, very attractive sex god type. Walter is the safe, supporting his family while in college, environmentally friendly earthy type. Patty is an elite college athlete who injures her knee and is unable to pursue her sporting career, but all she ever wanted was to be a mother anyway. There is strong unresolved sexual tension between Patty and Richard.
So Patty, Walter and Richard grow up. Patty and Walter marry and have two children, Joey and Jessica, and Richard goes on to become a moderately famous musician touring and womanising his life away. But he falls on hard times, and