They are a couple in their mid-thirties with three children. They live in a house in a small town. The story takes place over the course of a year she spends at home with their youngest child. She likes her life, but is nursing an oppressive feeling that it’s not enough.
One day when she comes home, he says he thought she had left him and the children. She starts analysing their situation in light of his words.
I Just is a novel about life as a couple with small children, and about the unease that can develop between two people who are close. It’s also a novel that plays with the genre and the way we perceive our times.