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Lungs

Duncan Macmillan

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Duncan Macmillan

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'I could fly to New York and back every day for seven years and still not leave a carbon footprint as big as if I have a child. Ten thousand tonnes of CO2. That's the weight of the Eiffel Tower. I'd be giving birth to the Eiffel Tower.' In a time of global anxiety, terrorism, erratic weather and political unrest, a young couple want a child but are running out of time. If they over think it, they'll never do it. But if they rush, it could be a disaster.They want to have a child for the right reasons. Except, what exactly are the right reasons? And what will be the first to destruct – the planet or the relationship?

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Publisher
Oberon Books
Year
2011
ISBN
9781849437585
Lights up.
W A baby?
M Breathe.
W A baby?
M I was just thinking.
W About the future.
M We’d have to change how we live.
W The planet, use less
M no, that’s, well yes but that’s not
W okay.
M I’m freaking you out.
W Not / freaking me out.
M Completely. You thought you’d be the one.
W No.
M The one to say it, yes. To say yes, yes okay, I’m ready, yes, let’s do it, yes.
W That’s
M to put the pressure on, yes, / to try to convince me to
W pressure? Put the pressure on, I’m not a a a a
M we’re having a conversation. That’s all that’s happening. All that’s happening is we’re having a conversation.
W You’re having a conversation.
M We’re having a conversation.
W A conversation you’re starting.
M A conversation I’m, yes, that I’m trying to start.
W A conversation that you’re deciding to start now.
M Yes.
W In Ikea.
M I hadn’t planned to.
W No. Okay. Yes. Okay.
M Do you want some water / or
W that kid with the panda is staring.
M You’re hyperventilating.
W Don’t exaggerate.
M If it’s too much
W it’s not / too much.
M If it’s too much we can put it back in the box, just put a lid on it and lock it away and then later when you’re feeling less freaked out / we can
W I’m not freaked out.
M Alright fine okay.
W I’m not freaked out I’m just surprised. I’m surprised I’m thrown. Is what I am. Like from the top of a skyscraper. I’m
M freaked out.
W I’m not.
M You are.
W I’m completely freaked out yes because why don’t you ever, how can you, why didn’t you, why would you not talk to me about this / I wish you’d let me IN I wish you’d let me IN to your head. Into your fucking impenetrable fucking
M I’m talking to you now. I’m telling you now. We’re talking, we’re talking now, we’re having a conversation. When should I have
W we’re not. We’re not. This isn’t a conversation.
M Okay.
W It just isn’t.
M Okay.
W I don’t know what it is but I know for fucking certain it’s not a
M right okay okay.
W Can we at least get out of the queue? Everybody’s
M of course, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to just
,
W yes. I need a minute. Can we put it back in the box?
M There’s no rush.
W Just to
M there’s no hurry.
W Catch my breath.
M It’s a conversation.
W Have a walk or something. Ten minutes. Meet you back at the car.
M O...

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APA 6 Citation
Macmillan, D. (2011). Lungs (1st ed.). Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/1811112/lungs-pdf (Original work published 2011)
Chicago Citation
Macmillan, Duncan. (2011) 2011. Lungs. 1st ed. Bloomsbury Publishing. https://www.perlego.com/book/1811112/lungs-pdf.
Harvard Citation
Macmillan, D. (2011) Lungs. 1st edn. Bloomsbury Publishing. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/1811112/lungs-pdf (Accessed: 15 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Macmillan, Duncan. Lungs. 1st ed. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011. Web. 15 Oct. 2022.