Trailer ☆ Boundaries PDF by ✓ Jane Retzig This was good I liked the ways it addressed trauma and abuse though I do feel it could have been firmer on who was culpable, and even though Jan wouldn t have wanted her to, I can t believe that Elizabeth, as a social worker, didn t bring the law down on Alice I felt for Sharon, I really did, but Jan s willingness to be with her despite her disgusting politics was baffling to me Who cares if right wingers have feelings when they disenfranchise others I m glad that Elizabeth did the responsible thing, and I m glad that they got their happy ending after all.
This book knows no BoundariesThis is a thought provoking book It deals with the Boundaries, the prison we built for ourselves But it also shows how difficult and mind boggling it can be too deal with social expectations In the end we have to make peace with who we are and nobody can really help us with that Of course some people, that cross our paths, become catalysts for our way to ourselves and some hold us back.
What I especially like about this book is that we fall in love with the protagonist s characters Until the end I could not make up my mind whom I liked Jan or Elizabeth I had this very clear picture of both and was deeply moved by their story.
Oh my, this book has only 45 ratings How is that possible This should be a reference point in my opinion, for so many people It s settled in 1979 which is before I was born, and first published in 1994, but it s so modern A girl seventeen years old falls in love with an older woman.
I won t talk about the plot since the blurb is already long enough I will just say that this is not your usual lesbian fiction full of clich s and pain and suffering with depressing endings, and it s not superficial as sometimes they are This is a novel, a romance, a book about coming of age, about sexuality, politic, abuse, and love It is also about a lesbian girl, but this is secondary to the story The characterization is good e
Earlier this month, Audible released a production of Jane Retzig s 1994 novel Boundaries It features compelling storytelling and strong narration that will stay with you long after you finish listening.
The story unfolds in Northern England in the late 1970s and spans several years in the lives of two women, Elizabeth and Jan Told in alternating, first person narratives, the listener is privy to how the women develop over time At times, the listener is perhaps aware of what is going on inside the protagonists than they themselves are Elizabeth, a social worker in her mid 30s, takes on a younger boarder named Jan, at the behest of a colleague Jan is on the cusp of her 18th birthday when her parents learn of a cache of love letters between their daughter and a family
The story unfolds in Northern England in the late 1970s and spans several years in the lives of two women, Elizabeth and Jan Told in alternating, first person narratives, the listener is privy to how the women develop over time At times, the listener is perhaps aware of what is going on inside the protagonists than they themselves are Elizabeth, a social worker in her mid 30s, takes on a younger boarder named Jan, at the behest of a colleague Jan is on the cusp of her 18th birthday when her parents learn of a Northern England Social Worker Elizabeth Has Finally Plucked Up The Courage To End Fourteen Years Of Unhappy Marriage Lost And Lonely, She Buries Herself In Work To Keep Her Emptiness At Bay Then An Unexpected Phone Call Brings Troubled Teenager Jan To Her Door And Elizabeth Shocks Her Friends And Family By Taking The Traumatized Young Woman Into Her Home As A Lodger For Jan, Elizabeth Is Always Bound To Be Than Just A Landlady Gentle, Reserved, And Quietly Attractive, She Has All The Qualities Guaranteed To Make Jan Love Her But Jan Is Still Struggling To Make Sense Of Her Devastating Affair With A Very Different Older Woman And In A World Where Love Between Women Is Still Taboo, The Frightened Young Lesbian Does All She Can To Keep Her Feelings Hidden As The Friendship Between The Two Women Deepens, Long Buried Secrets Are Exposed And Family Tensions Begin To Escalate As Both Women Are Forced To Confront Their Demons, They Make Choices That Will Change Their Lives And The Lives Of The People Around Them Forever Dealing With Issues Of Love, Betrayal And Abuse, And Packed With Memorable Characters And Wry Humour, Boundaries Immediately Shot Into The Best Selling Ranks For Lesbian Romance And Lesbian Fiction At The UK S Independent Book Stores When It Was First Released In Now This Moving Lesbian Love Story Is Available Again In Paperback And On Kindle And A Whole New Generation Of Readers Can Enjoy Boundaries For The First Time