Life after Death
By Dorothea Wallis
Book Guild, UK
Therese, brought up by two elderly, obsessively careful aunts, felt as if her childhood had been confined to a room whose curtains were always closed. At college she is attracted to and ultimately marries a dedicated geographer, Horace, who is internally as damaged as herself. Yet, far from being satisfying, it aggravates their deprivation. Therese, never having found her own way and enslaved to Horace, eventually is driven to violence-but prison, rather than being 'the end', leads her to discover herself at last.
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