By Audrey Andrews
January 21, 1995: Dorothy Joudrie is arrested for trying to homicide her estranged husband. quickly after, Audrey Andrews starts to jot down her e-book. Audrey and Dorothy had recognized one another as little ones, however the id of Andrews with Joudrie is going past only the twist of fate of a early life acquaintance. It has to do with being subjected to an identical societal constraints put on women and girls in the course of the years instantly following global conflict II, the years within which that they had ready for his or her grownup lives. expectancies, placidly authorized then, are actually visible as unrealistic and unreasonable. Did those expectancies have a few half in inflicting the tragedy in Dorothy Joudrie’s lifestyles?
whilst Andrews tried to appreciate why Dorothy Joudrie had attempted to kill her husband, and to jot down Joudrie’s tale, she started to research her personal existence, her personal expectancies ― these she had of herself and people others had of her. She additionally learned that telling the tale of someone is an tricky and infrequently ephemeral pursuit. Any tale she wrote may perhaps in simple terms be her model of Joudrie’s adventure. however, it used to be vital to be as sincere as she may possibly approximately her interpretation of that existence. She decided to teach conscientiously and safely the wear that have been performed to at least one girl ― harm that continues to be being performed to many others ― via prejudice, attitudes, traditions and the associations which are nonetheless the basis of our society, and of our lives, daily.
the result's a desirable account of occasions major as much as the trial, the trial itself and the impact of Joudrie’s trial at the lifetime of Audrey Andrews.