Fashion, Power, Guilt and the Charity of Families(1993)
A Book by Carol Shields and Catherine Shields
Mother and daughter explore the social and private worlds of the modern family in this funny, poignant and gently challenging play. When a department of government bureaucrats begins to receive widespread complaints of loneliness, it attempts to legislate a remedy by creating a 'family unit' which appears on the surface at least, to be a stereotypical suburban family. But it is not until the 'family unit' looks inward and addresses its problems - including the unspoken secret that has haunted the parents for years, that they become a real family.
Used availability for Carol Shields's Fashion, Power, Guilt and the Charity of Families
December 1995 : Canada Paperback