A Sight for Sore Eyes

A Sight for Sore Eyes

Book - 1999 | 1st ed.
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A Sight for Sore Eyestells three stories, and for the longest time, the reader has no inkling of how they will come together. The first is a story of a little girl who has been scolded and sent to her room when her mother is brutally murdered; as Francine grows up, she is haunted by the experience, and it is years before she even speaks. Secondly, we become privy to the life of a young man, Teddy, born of unthinking young parents, who grows up almost completely ignored. Free of societal mores, he becomes a sociopath, who eventually discovers that killing can be an effective way to get what he wants.  Thirdly, we meet Harriet, who from an early age has learned to use her beauty to make her way in the world. Bored by marriage to a wealthy, much older man, she scans the local newspapers for handymen to perform odd jobs around the house, including services in the bedroom. When these three plots strands finally converge, the result is harrowing and unforgettable. A Sight for Sore Eyesis not just the work of a writer at the peak of her craft. It is an extraordinary story by a writer who, after 45 books, countless awards, and decades of international acclaim, is still getting better with every book.
Publisher: New York : Crown, 1999.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780609604175
Branch Call Number: M RENDELL
Characteristics: 327 p. : 24 cm.


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Jun 05, 2011

I borrowed this in large print from another library. To me it was an
excellent and easy read that I would
especially recommend to anyone (like me) who is becoming challenged in their enjoyment of reading due to memory problems.


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