Black and blue : a novel / Anna Quindlen.
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- ISBN: 9780307767851
- ISBN: 030776785X
- ISBN: 9781409007418
- ISBN: 1409007413
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (240 pages)
- Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2010.
- Copyright: ©1998
Contains author's "afterthoughts" and a reading group guide.
A nurse escapes her abusive husband, a New York policeman, taking their son with her to Florida. She assumes a new identity and even finds romance, but there is a price, the 10-year-old boy misses his father and she lives in constant fear the father will find them, which he does. The novel analyzes why abused women wait so long to make their break.
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LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General.