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Perfidia (1997)

by Judith Rossner

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Für Stanley Leff und Alexandra und Gabriela
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Als meine Mutter 1976 mich und ihre anderen Sachen in unseren Station Wagon packte, meinem Vater Lebewohl sagte und mit mir unser Haus in dem kühlen, blühenden Städtchen Hanover in New Hampshire verliess, war ich fünf Jahre alt.
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Her mother makes love to strangers and chooses the worst kind of friends.  Her classmates talk of going to college, but Madeleine, with a scholarship waiting at an Ivy League school, knows that escape is unlikely.  For Maddy's life revolves around one thing: her jealous, raging, promiscuous mother.

And now that Maddy has a lover of her own, now that her mother's delusion-filled, grudge-filled, lover-filled life is crashing down around them, now that Maddy knows leaving would be the deadliest blow of all, there is only one way out: through a terrifying, disastrous moment that will change everything forever....  

In her explosive novel Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Judith Rossner issued a chilling wake-up call to a generation intoxicated by sexual freedom.  Now the New York Times bestselling author explores another fatal love: in this unforgettable novel of mother-daughter love gone torturously, tragically wrong.

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In New Mexico, a daughter kills her abusive mother in self-defense during a quarrel. It is the climax to a childhood of violence and neglect, in the course of which the mother often left the girl alone at night, or made love in her presence.

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