In my new novel, What’s Left, her uncle Dimitri sees qualities in her father-to-be that would fit in with her family – hard worker, loyal to the situation. And so he turns that, in an earlier draft:
You can object all you want, but I know that far down inside, you really don’t love that newspaper or that town.
Frankly, reading that again is personally painful. I’ve done a lot of good work in difficult circumstances. Let’s leave it at that.
If money – including a job – were no obstacle, where would you really like to be living?
In the family, Cassia would have had Greek cuisine like this.