Douglas Petersen may be mild mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that seduces beautiful Connie into a second date and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades later, they live more or less happily in the London suburbs with their moody seventeen-year-old son Albie. Then Connie tells Douglas she thinks she wants a divorce.
The timing couldn’t be worse. Connie has planned a month-long tour of European capitals—a chance to experience the world’s greatest works of art as a family—and she can’t bring herself to cancel. Perhaps going ahead with it is for the best. Douglas is privately convinced that this landmark trip will rekindle the romance in the marriage and might even help him bond with Albie.
Narrated from Douglas’ endearingly honest, slyly witty, and at times achingly optimistic point of view, Us is the story of a man trying to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves while learning how to get closer to a son who’s always felt like a stranger. Download and start listening now!