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The Other Woman I am Genevieve Gennari

The Other Woman I am

Genevieve Gennari

Published 1961
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Hardcover
212 pages
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When Sylvestres husband dies, she finds herself hopelessly adrift in a society that offers no safe harbor for a woman without a man of her own.Day by day as the fears and tensions mount Sylvestre realizes that she must become acquainted withMoreWhen Sylvestres husband dies, she finds herself hopelessly adrift in a society that offers no safe harbor for a woman without a man of her own.Day by day as the fears and tensions mount Sylvestre realizes that she must become acquainted with herself anew- that many of the reactions and responses she had lived with for so many years were in reality those of another woman. Being intelligent and sentient, she frequently finds herself agonized by the conflict between intellect and emotion as in the case of her beloved son, whom she must not implicate in her own unfilled life.Sensitive without being overwrought, these clear and honest pages provide a reading experience that is both moving and extraordinarily revealing. Sylvestre explores the possibility of a secure but loveless marriage, and she attempts to find a job that will provide discipline and direction for a life that threatens to disappear in a whirlpool of indecision and inwardness. Slowly, at first almost imperceptibly, doubt and guilt recede and the balance of each days ration of small victories and small defeats begins to change. Little by little her vision clears and her purpose strengthens, and in the end she accepts the challenge of a new life and a new career far away from the world in which she grew to maturity.