His Place in the Sun
We are introduced to Nicholas Martin as he wakes. The opening scene is in his bedroom. We learn about him. We learn how he has reached thirty, dissatisfied and unsuccessful. We learn about his mother, who lives in Ireland and his neighbor. He goes to work. We spend a day with him at work. We meet some of the people who populate his working life, namely Tony, Ken, and Peter. We learn what he thinks about them. Nicholas reflects on his job, his life and love. After work he returns home. Sonia, his girlfriend, arrives. We learn that their relationship is reaching a critical point. Sonia wants a commitment that he is unwilling to give. They go out to dinner together. They sit in the restaurant, while at a nearby table, a couple are arguing. They leave and return to Nicholas' apartment. Sonia falls asleep as he ponders the futility of his life.