Friday, June 22, 2007
Black and Blue
"Black and Blue" by Anna Quindlen
The first tome my husband hit me I was 19 years old.
So begins a story as frightening as anything Poe or King ever wrote. Fran has been married for 18 years. Her husband is a policeman who brings his frustrations home. He follows the typical pattern of hitting where the bruises will stay hidden. And Fran helps keep the secret until she realizes her young son is being harmed in another way.
So with the help of an underground organization who help women escape abusive husbands, Fran and her son move to Florida in a kind of domestic witness protection program. Now Fran and her son must learn to live a new life without revealing their old life.