Henrietta, privileged and sheltered, expected a smoothly comfortable society life in Washington when she married Sam Pollitt, a handsome self-made biologist. Ten years later, Henny is a skinny, screaming drudge with five children, a raging wreck of a woman driven by "hate, horror, passion or contempt". But Sam, whose impractical idealism has brought his family to near-ruin, is unchanged: still at sea in all adult affairs, an absurd hypocritical buffoon but a genius with children, except Louie, his eldest daughter, an ugly, brilliant adolescent who is forced to take a drastic final step to save herself and the children from lasting tragedy.
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- Cheryl Ann Carter
Waiting for Something to Happen. Anything
Interminable. I couldn’t finish listening. The book goes on and on. I think I still have 12 listening hours left and still it hasn’t got anywhere. Very repetitive. Ive kept listening g so far in the hopes that something, anything will happen but I’ve now abandoned the book out of boredom. I thought it a waste of money