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leaves her college professor husband at Dartmouth to move to Santa Fe. The
pair soon moves in with Wilkie and Anita gives birth to a boy named Billy.
Over the ensuing decade, Madeline tries desperately to win back her
mother's love, but seems unable to compete with Anita's vast activities
including drugs, sex, and alcohol. In spite of being neglected and often
times abused, Madeline takes care of Billy and does well at school.
Anita's art gallery does reasonably well in the arty seventies.
When Madeline begins to date, Anita starts competing with her. She
wants to out-look, out-youth, and take awayall the young men in her
daughter's life, blaming her for everything that has going wrong in her
life. When Madeline decides to attend Dartmouth and Anita's gallery begins
to fail, all hell breaks lose between mother and daughter. When the air
clears, one is dead and the other has vanished.
Fans of Judith Rossner (LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR) will enjoy her
latest novel, PERFIDIA, a fictionalization of a renowned murder case. New
Mexico in the arty seventies is so brilliantly described that it comes
across as if the reader is visiting the place. However, the protagonists
have no redeeming value except perhaps Madeline., Madeline reminds readers
of Snow White (not that Madeline is pure) and Anitathe Wicked Witch, with
a touch of the cold and manipulative seven dwarfs. This first person
narrative (through the eyes of Madeline) starring a dysfunctional family is
Ms. Rossner's best novel in several years, but still not for everyone.
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