By Audrey Andrews

ISBN-10: 0889203342

ISBN-13: 9780889203341

January 21, 1995: Dorothy Joudrie is arrested for trying to homicide her estranged husband. quickly after, Audrey Andrews starts to put in writing her ebook. Audrey and Dorothy had recognized one another as young ones, however the identity of Andrews with Joudrie is going past only the coincidence of a adolescence acquaintance. It has to do with being subjected to an analogous societal constraints put on women and girls throughout the years instantly following global battle II, the years within which they'd ready for his or her grownup lives. expectancies, placidly accredited then, are actually noticeable as unrealistic and unreasonable. Did those expectancies have a few half in inflicting the tragedy in Dorothy Joudrie’s lifestyles?

whilst Andrews tried to appreciate why Dorothy Joudrie had attempted to kill her husband, and to write down Joudrie’s tale, she started to learn her personal existence, her personal expectancies — these she had of herself and people others had of her. She additionally learned that telling the tale of someone is an complex and sometimes ephemeral pursuit. Any tale she wrote may perhaps in basic terms be her model of Joudrie’s adventure. however, it was once very important to be as sincere as she may well approximately her interpretation of that lifestyles. She made up our minds to teach rigorously and adequately the wear that have been performed to 1 lady — harm that continues to be being performed to many others — via prejudice, attitudes, traditions and the associations which are nonetheless the root of our society, and of our lives, daily.

the result's a desirable account of occasions top as much as the trial, the trial itself and the impact of Joudrie’s trial at the lifetime of Audrey Andrews.

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