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Annette.

Author: Erskine Caldwell
Publisher: New York, New American Library [1973]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here is a strong, simply told story of the urban South. As a child, Annette doted on her father and hated her fault-finding mother. She often thought of running away to escape her mother, but she was discouraged by vivid stories told by other children about runaway girls who had been raped. Her approaching marriage to Wayne Lombard, a high-school sweetheart, introduces Annette to a new life--and makes Wayne  Read more...
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Genre/Form: American fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987.
Annette.
New York, New American Library [1973]
(OCoLC)705875306
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erskine Caldwell
OCLC Number: 750047
Description: 170 pages 22 cm

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Here is a strong, simply told story of the urban South. As a child, Annette doted on her father and hated her fault-finding mother. She often thought of running away to escape her mother, but she was discouraged by vivid stories told by other children about runaway girls who had been raped. Her approaching marriage to Wayne Lombard, a high-school sweetheart, introduces Annette to a new life--and makes Wayne understand that he has competition in Mr. Truelove, Annette's man-sized teddy bear, who sleeps with her. Later, when Wayne wants to discuss household finances, she distracts him with her little-girl sex games. After Wayne's violent death, Annette thinks she sees him in other men. She marries again, but soon learns that Doan Thurmond, her new husband, is not much like Wayne. Again she fights a compulsion to escape, just as she did as a child. Then, one rainy evening, she runs out of the house just before Doan returns from work. She is going to a friend's house across town. The streets are dark. She is confused...and somewhere in the back of her mind the fear of rape still lurks. The shocking ending is not exactly what Annette, or the reader, fears.--Dust jacket.

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