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Web of Tyranny by [Laurel-Rain Snow]
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Length: 610 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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The burden of child abuse follows Meg Graham from her strict fundamentalist upbringing to the Summer of Love.

From the time she is ten years old, Meg is determined to escape her father's controlling grasp, get an education and marry the man of her choice. As a young woman she reaches her goals, but happiness eludes her.

Miserable in her marriage, she takes her toddler son and leaves her controlling husband, builds a satisfying career as a social worker, finds emotional support among new women friends and explores the sexual mores of San Francisco in the '60s. She rejects the conservative values of her childhood through alcohol, pot and (mostly) fleeting relationships with men. She also changes her name to Lainey. The novel's multiple subplots reflect the messiness of real life but divert focus from Meg/Lainey as the central character. Two subplots in particular--the machinations of sociopathic Gretchen, who orchestrated a rape to blackmail Lainey, and the complex relationship between the artist Rainbow and Natasha, a social worker who years before caused Rainbow to lose custody of her child--could form the core of the story or a separate novel. The question of whether Meg/Lainey was sexually abused as a child hovers over early chapters, but as the story progresses, it is eclipsed by the novel's other complexities. Only when Lainey begins hypnotherapy do repressed memories of abuse come to the fore, as does her awareness that she is abusing alcohol to bury her feelings about the past.

A retired social worker, Snow does an excellent job of capturing the spirit of the '60s in clothes, interiors, dialogue and attitudes, but the steady onslaught of new characters and subplots diminishes Meg/Lainey as a character. The relationship between Natasha and Rainbow is the strongest part of the book. As they go through the process of betrayal and forgiveness, they emerge as richer characters than Lainey, who, despite her journey of self realization, still comes across as a lost soul.

A rambling voyage of discovery through the '60s.

Snow, Laurel-Rain WEB OF TYRANNY BookSurge (608 pp.) September 3, 2008 --Kirkus Discoveries Review

About the Author

A retired social worker, Laurel-Rain Snow spent over thirty years providing family and crisis services. A proud mother and grandmother, she lives in Fresno, California. This is her fifth novel.

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  • File Size: 1261 KB
  • Print Length: 610 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: BookSurge (September 3, 2008)
  • Publication Date: September 3, 2008
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001RTSTZQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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