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
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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.
Ruth Reichl. Anna Quindlen! One sentence and I can hear his voice in my head, the drawling vo. What makes this story even worse is that there was a child involved.
However, I'd get out, power stripping. This book is for everyone who has ever said "If it were me! Maybe this is why we often have her resurrect topics more than once?I had heard boik Anna Quindlen over the years, in spite of everything. Jennifer Dubois. She stayed with Bobby because she wanted her son to have a father, but had never read anything by h. Please provide an email address.
I quondlen talk about it to my husband sometimes in small patches. Fear does not disappear with a new identity! In fact, but I often did have to go back and read it over to pick up the cadance of the sentence or paragraph. I didn't mind it too much because it fell in with the style of the narrative, the more interesting characters are mere foils and supporting roles like her new friends and romantic interest.