Mary is fat. Not just fat, but morbidly obese. She knows she’s fat (thank you very much) and lives her life in defensive, deflective blame, segregating herself in the small farming town of Leaford, Ontario. When Mary’s kindly husband disappears on the eve of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, she is shocked out of her inertia. She takes her first flight, abandoning her comfortable isolation in pursuit of him across America. On her journey Mary’s world expands in wondrous ways, and unexpected surprises – both good and bad – greet her at every turn.
The Wife’s Tale simmers with sharp humour and delicate grace. It is a vivid exploration of a woman stepping out alone for the first time in her life.