The Lost Colony
(Included in the volume THE SHALLOW END AND THE LOST COLONY)
THE STORY: In THE LOST COLONY Mr. and Mrs. Lang are vacationing with their daughter Stevie and her boyfriend Jack. The two couples banter back and forth about where to have dinner, what sights to see and eventually about the states of their relationships. The ideals of the older couple clash with those of the younger's. Stevie, it seems, is much more interested in men who are disinterested while Jack only wants to settle down with Stevie. Mr. and Mrs. Lang's attitudes are simply practical: a man must have a job he hates so he can support the family he loves, according to Mr. Lang, and a woman should find a man who will love her even if he doesn't say it and all he gives her for Christmas is a broom, says his wife. The comfort may be there for her parents, but Stevie may not be convinced, even when Jack says he'll leave her if she doesn't find it within herself to commit. THE SHALLOW END calls for 4 girls; THE LOST COLONY calls for 2 men and 2 women.
Comic, yet touching looks at what it means to be young and gain your first taste of adult awareness. "Evocative speaks with clarity and humor. " —NY Times. "sensitively drawn." —David Kaufman, The Village Voice. "wacky, off-beat comedy of colorful characters" —Carla Waldemar, Twin Cities Reader.