The night Claudette Columbine meets Gary King, she knows her life will never be quite the same. But what she doesn't bargain on is the catastrophe it becomes. Gary is tall, handsome and dark. He also happens to be the husband of Claudette's new best friend.
For Claudette, who delivers singing telegrams by night, mixes cocktails in Gary's edgy Bondi bistro by day and dreams of elusive Hollywood stardom, an affair with her boss is just another thing she can't control. For Gary, as it turns out, it's something else entirely.
Set in the Sydney of nightclubs, beach houses, fashion boutiques and very bad telegram lyrics, 'The Would-Be Wife' is the hip, funny and heart-wrenching story of a party girl who suddenly grows up.