(Applause Books). Hector Ennepeque, first-time father to be, is in extended labor and protracted comic convulsions over his wife Leonie's imminent delivery. Before the baby's arrival, this hilarious farce gives birth to multiple comic harangues all aimed a the helpless henpecked husband. When Hector tries to rebound from the recriminations of his aristocratic in-laws, he is swatted aside by an Amazon midwife who takes charge of everything . A brilliant tableau of conjugal chaos by the master of the genre.