By Bernadette Jones
Sheila Elizabeth Lemon Anderson
Bernadette Jones’s novel offerings skillfully dramatizes the complicated and harrowing results of family violence on a gaggle of neighbors and households residing on Chicago’s West facet within the Seventies. the tale starts off and ends with a vibrant depiction of a warped and ugly masculinity within the individual of Glen Redmond, which he workouts for over 20 years with singular and unrelenting violence on Yvonne Hill, his female friend and the mum of his young children. whilst, the radical is a coming-of-age tale joined to the coming-to-wisdom tale of Pam Montague, its narrator and leader witness, who involves comprehend the fateful, dice-roll offerings in her ally Yvonne’s existence, and in her own.
Andrew Allegretti, Fiction Writing division, Columbia collage Chicago"
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