Abby was 38 when she decided that God did not put her on this earth to be unhappy. She had not married Tim out of love. He was, for her, a refuge from the alcoholic family in which she had been raised. Now, 13 years later, that refuge has become a prison from which she is determined to escape. She departs while he is working late, leaving a terse note on his nightstand. Tim tries to reconcile, but the vitriol Abby spews during their final conversation all but emasculates him.
Abby sets off to find the passion and pleasure her marriage did not provide. As her career at a plush Virginia resort takes off, she catches the eye of its CEO. She pursues him, undeterred by the fact that he is married. Abby’s ego persuades her that she will not end up like so many of the “other women” one reads about, temporary playthings who are destined to be abandoned in favour of the ever-faithful wife.
Tim is distraught by Abby’s departure and finds himself incapable of establishing any relationship with another woman. He is haunted by nightmares in which he watches his wife enjoying with other men the sexual ecstasy she never found with him.
Triangles of Fate is the story of Abby’s and Tim’s parallel paths in the aftermath of their failed marriage. It is a story of sexual frustration and sexual freedom. It is a story of unrequited love, repressed love, new love, violent love, and uncommon passion.