We Are Not Ourselves Characters

Matthew Thomas
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Eileen Leary

Eileen Tumulty is ten-years-old when she accompanies her father to his favorite bar after school every day. While her father – the most popular guy in the bar – guzzles beer and glows of the admiration of his drunken friends, young Eileen does her homework alone at a table in the corner. Eileen’s mother is depressed and unhappy in her dysfunctional marriage to an alcoholic. When she has a miscarriage her hopes for some joy in the future is gone and she turns to alcohol. All Eileen can think of is escape – she dreams of a big beautiful mansion to live in where she will finally be happy.

Eileen is very bright and finishes college in three years. She goes on to get her masters in nursing and secures a challenging and important job as supervisor in a local hospital. Eileen is introduced to Ed Leary who is...

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