Black and Blue
With daring and compassion, Anna Quindlen weaves a forceful, harrowing portrait of a woman and a marriage, capturing the profound intricacies of love and rage, passion and violence. At once heartbreaking and utterly riveting, BLACK AND BLUE is an extraordinary work of fiction and a brilliant... show more
With daring and compassion, Anna Quindlen weaves a forceful, harrowing portrait of a woman and a marriage, capturing the profound intricacies of love and rage, passion and violence. At once heartbreaking and utterly riveting, BLACK AND BLUE is an extraordinary work of fiction and a brilliant achievement.For eighteen years, Fran Benedetto kept her secret, hid her bruises, and stayed with Bobby because she wanted her son to have a father and because, in spite of everything, she loved him. Then one night, when she saw the look on her ten-year-old son's face, Fran finally made a choice--and ran for both their lives.With the repackaging of BLACK AND BLUE and One True Thing, Anna Quindlen takes her place alongside Dell's Alice McDermott and Rosellen Brown bringing their beloved, acclaimed contemporary classics to a whole new audience of trade paperback readers in Delta editions.
Publish date: August 25th 2010
Publisher: Delta Publishing
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
i really loved quindlen's columns when she wrote for newsweek so perhaps i had inflated expectations for the first book of hers that i read. it was actually not bad, just not great. from the work i've done with survivors, i think she gets most of the dynamics of domestic violence, but not all of i...
Audiobook. I have to say Lili Taylor did a fantastic job. She's most of the reason for the 5 stars. You would think that a New York/Jersey accent would be her forte but she actually does a really good southern 30ish woman and elderly Jewish woman very well too. Fran leaves an abusive marriage wi...
The main character was stupid from beginning to end, so it was difficult for me to muster up even a little sympathy for her tragic situation.
My wife and I listened to this on a trip to Texas and while it held our interest was just not as good as some others out there. Fran Benedetto is a battered wife. She’s an RN whose abusive husband is a cop, and she has seen to what little effect orders of protection have. In fact, three women...
This is a very good story with subject matter that is important to consider.