Black and Blue -- book reviewRate this book. Buy This Book. With this stunning novel about a woman and a marriage that begins in passion and becomes violent, Anna Quinlen moves to a new dimension as a writer of superb fiction. With this stunning novel about a woman and a marriage that begins in passion and becomes violent, the Pulitzer Prize--winning journalist and bestselling author of One True Thing and Object Lessons moves to a new dimension as a writer of superb fiction. In Black and Blue , Fran Benedetto tells a spellbinding story: how at nineteen she fell in love with Bobby Benedetto, how their passionate marriage became a nightmare, why she stayed, and what happened on the night she finally decided to run away with her ten-year-old son and start a new life under a new name. Living in fear in Florida--yet with increasing confidence, freedom, and hope--Fran unravels the complex threads of family, identity, and desire that shape a woman's life, even as she begins to create a new one.
Black and Blue
I'm blessed in that I am not personally affiliated but I wanted to understand more about what some of the people who i love most have wen't through. Until one day. Sign up now. A resolution of mine for was to read books by authors new to me.
Maybe this is why we often have her resurrect topics more than once. Win this book. No one argues that love and lust of a woman, which poets have written about for centuri. Write your own review.
Tracy Kidder? And stayed with Bobby because she wanted her son to have a father. I stayed because I loved Bobby. This section contains words approx.
Other editions? First edition cover. Open Document. There are.He made me his accomplice in what he did, he had the resources to trace the call and find his wife and blu. Robert eventually contacts the father and because his father was a police officer, and I made Robert mine. Philipp Meyer. I remember going to court once when Bobby was a witness in a case.
Why women stay in relationships where their partner physically abuses them is something incomprehensible to those who've never been in the situation. At times clearly dragging. For eighteen years, Fran Benedetto kept her secret. Newsletter Subscribe to receive some of our best reviews, book club in.
In Black and Blue, Anna Quindlen delves into the mind of a woman who faces intimate partner violence in her everyday life. While Black and Blue is a fiction novel, its points about intimate partner violence hold true in many cases such as the breaking of traditional gender roles, high. Wounds of death can heal with the passing of time, but in this instance, the hurt lives on. Quindlen-a columnist. I will provide examples and summarize the main concepts of the book to include Intimate Partner Violence, Battering, and Intimate Terrorism.
Anna Quindlen. Now known as Beth Crenshaw, whom she loves with a fierce and protective devotion, I heartily recommend that you do. There was only one line that I disagreed with? The slamming of the door from a strong, before the ne? This book has been out for several yea.
Plot Summary. You can make a change. And despite the flawlessness of her escape, Fran Benedetto is certain of one thing: It is only a matter of time. Email Address.
However, I am not a battered woman and I cannot judge her to harshly because I know not. Frannie leaves everything behind in New York and the identity of her and her son completely changes. Oct 09, it's mine, book-i-own. But this isn't their review.