The four couples who form part of the Khula Social Club appear to be living the high life, but scratch the surface and dark secrets begin to emerge. Written in Makholwa’s trademark entertaining style, Critical But, Stable reminds us that appearances can be deceiving. What will happen to the four relationships when their secrets start to emerge?
Critical But, Stable by Angela Makholwa
No one ever tells you the cost of a perfect life…
The Msibis, the Manamelas and the Jiyas are high-flying married couples who belong to the Khula Society, a social club with investment and glitzy benefits. The wives are smart, successful in their chosen careers and they lead lifestyles to match – jostling for pole position in the ‘Keeping up with the Khumalos’ stakes. The husbands have had their successes and failures, sometimes keeping dubious company and getting to the top of their fields by whatever means necessary. Beneath the veneer of marital bliss, however, lie many secrets. What will happen to their relationships when a devastating event affects all their lives?