Catherine has gone missing, a year after confessing to having an affair. Her husband, a marriage and family therapist, hides her infidelity from the police to protect her reputation—and to shelter his pride.
As the secrets begin to pile up, Mr. Catherine, the unnamed husband of the missing woman, is plunged into a world of underground dealings, kidnappers, ex-lovers and drug running in Little Rock, Arkansas, all while grappling with his part in the highs and lows of the life they led together.
With each passing day, a sleepless Mr. Catherine grows more frantic, drinking and popping pills, which stir up painful visions and remembrances that hold a mirror up to the narrator as he comes to terms with his own emotional betrayals.
Mr. Catherine is a fast-paced domestic noir that explores the dangerous secrets between a husband and a wife, as well as a deeper meditation on marriage, connection and honesty.
About the author
Stacey Margaret Jones is a writer, researcher and yoga teacher, originally from De Smet, South Dakota. She writes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and news writing—her poem “Pale” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her short stories have been anthologized in international journals. Stacey has lived in the Midwest, central Europe and the South, where she’s become a participant observer of southern culture. She lives in Conway, Arkansas, with her husband and four dogs, hundreds of dresses and thousands of books.