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on April 10, 2009
It's quite difficult to write a humorous post about this topic, but I'll keep it to minimal analysis and pontification. I am pleased to say, however, that Black and Blue is in my Top Ten shelf.

I'll keep the plot summary to a minimum. Quindlen's masterpiece of a novel features Fran, a motivated young woman married to an initially captivating man, but ultimately abusive violent husband. After numerous, horrific events, she leaves him, starts a new life with her son, changes her name. I'll leave it at that - as you can imagine, the increasing anticipation of 'what's next' and the ultimate denouement pumps the reader full of adrenaline.

Most of us are fully aware of the male/female dynamic of domestic abuse. What's important to remember is that domestic violence can take many forms. It can be between siblings, it can be wives abusing husbands, it can be adult children abusing their more helpless, aging parents.

The thread between them all is that there exists a guise of intimate connection that should presuppose kindness and security, but ultimately is a lie. It's a dynamic of power, plain and simple.

Many people often say, "why doesn't she/he just leave if they're being abused?" I always challenge those individuals to research the topic a bit more before they judge. It's actually never that simple.

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