Lana and Eve are sisters, raised by a mother whose past has coated them with self-doubt, anger, and mental illness. As the oldest, Lana has played the role of caregiver to her baby sister and their middle brother, Curtis. Her volatile relationship with her mother has also created a tough, often cold twist in her personality. She has denied her loving husband the children he has begged for throughtout their fourteen-year marriage. The revealing of the secret surrounding the abortion of her only pregnancy contributes to a change of heart in the thirty-four-year-old photographer.
Eve has been coddled all of her life and has grown into an anxious, often depressed, dependant adult. She gives way when her delusion that her unborn child is a boy is proven wrong.
Freedom from their mother's past comes in the form of life for one sister and death for the other.
The review of this Book prepared by Melissa Brown Levine