stm treasure island
Shoot the Moon
Treasure Island , NRW Records, 2006
The marriage of Faith and George Dunlap is in trouble. From a distance, it seemed to be the picture of domestic bliss, a successful author with a beautiful wife and four daughters living in a converted farmhouse that he refurbished. But a crisis is growing at home.
George has a mistress, Sandy, and wants to be with her. The trouble is, he doesn’t want Faith to be with anyone else in return. George is searching for the courage to leave home, but hates the thought of his family and possessions in another man’s hands.
Handsome Frank Henderson is hired by Faith to build a tennis court. It is not clear whether she develops true feelings for Frank or simply wishes to even the score with her unfaithful husband, but for whatever reason, Faith begins an affair.
Their daughters resent George for breaking up the family. Faith presents a false facade, planning to attend an evening in George’s honor as he accepts a book award, but George grows increasingly irrational as the women in his life prepare for life without him.