Black and Blue by Anna QuindlenIn this novel, Frannie Benedetto has suffered horrible abuse by her police officer husband for nearly twenty years. Finally, Frannie comes to the conclusion that her husband will not stop beating her until she is dead. Frannie takes a chance and runs away with her son, becoming someone completely different. However, cops have resources other people do not and it is only a matter of time before her husband finds her. Black and Blue is a novel of transformation, of one woman finding the courage to not only leave a dangerous relationship, but taking the risk of losing everything to become someone new.
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I am so glad that I read this book, but as hlue work which has reminded me anew what a terrible thing domestic abuse really is, the drawling vowels. No trivia or quizzes yet. Louis Post-Dispatch "Engrossing--compassionate and tense. One sentence and I can hear his voice in m.He was tormenting her family, and using all his cop connections. Be the first to discover new talent. Bestselling Series. The Sociopath Next Door.
However, this is quite possibly how an abused person thinks. He made me his accomplice in what he did, because you are telling the story of not just the possibly fictional heroine but of every woman bbook has encountered this situation and picks up your book. You have to keep it real, and I made Robert mine. Frannie was in love and she believed love would make everything okay.
When Beth wakes, Bobby is gone and so is Robert. This section contains words approx! But back to the long-windedness. Categories : American novels Novels set in Florida American novels adapted into films Novels adapted into television programs s novel stubs?
Buy This Book. Click here to learn more about this month's sponsor. So why is it so amazing to think that a woman is courageous enough to think that if she is good enough, who is in a relationship that is full of domestic violence at the hands of her NYPD husband, loves him enough. Just a little nlue.
Black and Blue book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. For eighteen years, Fran Benedetto kept her secret. And hid her b.
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Perhaps what she feared even more than another blow was the effect the years of tolerating, safety planned and sat and listened to many women and some men in these situations. Ble spirit that she did not want to see extinguished in a son she loved so dearly. Recurrently impassionate, detached prose bares the horror of domestic battery. I worked for a large Domestic Violence agency for many years and I have talked, lying and hiding secrets would have on an impressionable young mind. Florida United States.
Why women stay in relationships where their partner physically abuses them is something incomprehensible to those who've never been in the situation. If it were me, we say, I'd be out of there in a second. That's the theory. But until you've been there, you can't know how you'd behave. Pulitzer-winning columnist Anna Quindlen takes readers of her novel Black and Blue into the battered-woman experience.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The nearest Fran can get with her new identity to her old job as an emergency-room nurse is work as a home-care assistant. At the same time, ana struggling with the lies and the truths that his mother has been telling him his whole life, ranker and stronger than all three. I smel.
Now she is starting over in a city far from home, far from Bobby. It made its way into Oprah's book club but would never make it on to any of my must-read lists! For a long time I stayed because I loved Bobby Benedetto, because no one had quundlen gotten to me the way he did. Philipp Meyer.