by Judith A. Jackson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 16/07/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 294
ISBN : 9781728319537

About the Book

Iris possesses a brilliant mind. Her father encourages her talents while her mother attempts to stifle them. Her mother holds archaic beliefs about a woman’s place and ridicules anyone who disagrees. Unfortunately her father is killed while Iris is still young. Already socially awkward, Iris becomes further isolated as she tries to win her mother’s unattainable affection. She hears voices and has disturbing visions. After high school Iris lives with her mother until she marries an equally socially awkward man. She hopes for acceptance by becoming a devoted wife and mother. When Iris is unable to conceive, adoption is suggested. Iris first resists the idea, but then embraces it. When Iris goes to share the news with her mother she finds her dead and is filled with anguish. Iris becomes overwhelmed by visions of her dead mother and hatches a bizarre plan to please her by creating “perfect, happy families.”

About the Author

Before becoming an author Judy worked as a psychiatric Occupational therapist. In her free time she became involved with the Special Arts, bringing the art of writing to the incarcerated, the severely disabled and children at risk. She moved on to the Milwaukee Art Museum as a docent, giving tours and interpreting works of art. Judy has published poetry in several locations, winning the top prize in a Mensa poetry contest. Fifteen yeas ago she wrote and published her first book, English 422. She lives in Germantown with both her son and daughter near-by. And although her favorite activity for years was boogie boarding, seeing as she is turning 80 soon, she sadly left it behind for reading, writing and rock collecting.