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Independence Lee Blessing

Independence

Lee Blessing

Published
ISBN : 9780822205678
Paperback
72 pages
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The setting is the small town of Independence, Iowa, the lifelong home of Evelyn Briggs. Her oldest daughter, Kess, is a university professor in Minneapolis, but she has come home at the request of her sister, Jo who is concerned for Evelyns mentalMoreThe setting is the small town of Independence, Iowa, the lifelong home of Evelyn Briggs. Her oldest daughter, Kess, is a university professor in Minneapolis, but she has come home at the request of her sister, Jo who is concerned for Evelyns mental health. Kess, a professed lesbian, wants to cut her family ties once and for all- Jo, an incurable romantic and longtime virgin, has now become pregnant- while Sherry, salty-tongued and amoral, wants only to finish high school so she can leave home for good. In the end, there is no accommodation possible but, instead, only a kind of arbitrary independence for each of the protagonists, as they come to realize that each must find her own heaven or hell in her own way.