By May Sarton
A robust and lovely novella of 1 girl, consigned to a dreary retirement domestic, who wages a defiant conflict opposed to the dulling forces round her
After seventy-six-year-old Caro Spencer suffers a middle assault, her family members sends her to a personal retirement domestic to attend out the remainder of her days.
Her reminiscence transforming into fuzzy, Caro makes a decision to maintain a magazine to rfile the day-by-day goings-on—her emotions of confinement and tedium; her mistrust of the home’s proprietor, Harriet Hatfield, and her daughter, Rose; her pity for the extra incapacitated citizens; her resentment of her brother, John, for leaving her by myself.
The magazine entries describe not just her frustrations, but additionally small moments of beauty—found in a welcome stopover at from her minister, or in gazing a fowl within the backyard.
But as she writes, Caro grows more and more delicate to the informal atrocities of retirement-home lifestyles. whilst she recognizes her brain is starting to fail, she is decided to struggle again opposed to the injustices foisted upon the home’s occupants.
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