By Diane Chamberlain
In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. two decades later, her continues to be are stumbled on and Timothy Gleason is charged with homicide. yet there's no signal of the unborn child.
CeeCee Wilkes is aware how Genevieve Russell died, simply because she used to be there. and she or he additionally is aware what occurred to the lacking baby, simply because 20 years in the past she made the devastating option to elevate the newborn as her own.
Now Timothy Gleason is dealing with the loss of life penalty, and he or she has another option to make. inform the reality, and smash her kin. Or enable an blameless guy die for you to defend a life of lies.
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Hawthorne gives us a description of motherhood in the fucked-up society: All the people around Hester hate her and despise her and think she's a total freak. The kid's beyond human law and human consideration. How do you feel about yourself when every human being you hear and see and smell every day of your being thinks you're worse than garbage? Your conception of who you are has always, at least partially, depended on how the people around you behaved towards you. You sense the people around you aren't right: what you did, your need, you weren't defying them to defy them, it was your need, was OK.
They know there's one expensive Italian restaurant in the neighbourhood which is always empty and two expresso joints where the cops sit around and talk to men who wear big guns. How Janey and the rest of the people in the East Village feel. Poor people generally don't feel different from rich people. Poor people get real happy and run around jumping and screaming their lips off and then they get so down they know everyone hates them and they know everything stinks and they're going to kill themselves just like rich people do.
This husband, being a teacher, is a zombie and a ghoul. He sees his wife being tortured by lots of people, he sees his wife in pain in agony, he sees his wife nursing a strange kid, and he doesn't feel anything. He just wonders, intellectually wonders, who the kid's father is. A final scene focuses this swirling horror. ' Hester can't reply 'cause the guy who's screaming at her is the guy who fucked her. How can HE scream at her? All that she has left of the world: her memories disappear. Do you understand what reality is?
A Beautiful Lie by Diane Chamberlain