Despite the small controversy about their daughters friendship, Desirée Evelyn Aspelund Eilertsen is Lucinda Louise’ best friend and ally in the struggle to keep the family’s facade free of cracks of any kind. No wonder, as Lucinda Louise struggle with exactly the same problems as the residential neighbourhood where she lives with her husband and daughter are just as full of evil bourgeois tongues as the one where the Aspelund Eilertsen family lives.
Even the slightest deviation from accepted behaviour and appearance can create a flood of malicious gossip, so Lucinda Louise has her hands as full as Desirée Evelyn. No wonder they are both bad tempered, nervous to the brink of breakdowns and at times utterly bitter and they find their only solace in imaginative and maliciously crafted gossip about others.
Like Desirée Evelyn, Lucinda Louise has a daughter who does not in any way contribute in a positive way when it comes to protecting the family’s good name and reputation. Madeleine Michelle is best friends with Isabelle Jasmine and basically both mothers blames the other’s daughter for her own daughter’s unacceptable behaviour. Blame allocation is after all an essential part of the bourgeois elite’s arsenal when it comes to keeping their own facade spotless.
Like her friend, Lucinda Louise is without the brains to find a hobby or some other thing to remedy her copious free time so her Filipino maids get their daily dose of harassment before she heads for Moxie’s where she can sit with her friend drinking latte and while away the day bad-mouthing common acquaintances.