Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her


CAROL, CHRISTINE, MONICA AND THE OTHERS are seven women whose lives touch briefly yet significantly as each searches for love without much luck.

Dr. Elaine Miller spends her days at home looking after her aging mother and waiting for a phone call that will not come. She has a schoolgirl’s infatuation with a colleague and makes an appointment with a card reader, Lilly, whom she hopes will advise her on what path to follow.

Rose, a single mother and a writer of children’s books, suddenly discovers that her fifteen-year-old son, Jay, has an active sex life. The arrival of a new neighbor, Albert, will forever alter the relationship between mother and son.

Sandy is a young woman confined to a wheelchair after an accident. In conversations with her physical therapist, Vera, about her past, Sandy begins to suspect that she may already have found the love of her life, and lost him.

Carol, a blind Braille teacher, lives with her older sister Kathy, a police detective. Carol is a voracious lover who cannot find a man she can respect. Kathy is less ambitious and more fortunate. Their life is a game where the sisters tell each other “almost” everything.

Anne wants to hear the details of her twin sister Monica’s first time. Unfortunately what Monica tells only reminds the sisters that most things can’t be shared.

Terminally ill, Lilly, the card reader, spends the last days of her life with her lover Christine. Lilly is obsessed with Vicky, a friend who is openly taken with Christine and who may be waiting in the wings.

Rebecca, a bank manager, is the lover of a married man. In her early forties and pregnant for the first time, Rebecca learns, perhaps too late, that you don’t have to be stupid to live your life stupidly.

The stories of these women remind us that in the loneliest hunt of all, anyone – man or woman – is often their own worst enemy.


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