Poignant and Compelling,
This review is from: Returning Injury (Paperback)
Returning Injury by Becky Due is a captivating novel about fear and courage and a young woman named Rebecca. Rebecca is a survivor of severe abuse suffered from a former boyfriend, Roy. Rebecca was responsible for putting Roy in prison. During the time he was in prison, Rebecca has created a new life for herself with a new job and husband. Rebecca discovers Roy has gotten out of prison and suddenly she is overwhelmed with all her old fears and insecurities. In the course of her new job, Rebecca has come in contact with a woman who lectures on women’s abuse issues. Seeing her own experience reflected in the speaker’s lectures, Rebecca starts to examine her own life and the values she has absorbed.
The author uses this context to bring out a lot of information on abuse and how it affects women and all of society. This story allows the reader to made aware of the abuse of women and how it is tolerated and even encouraged in our society. It makes the reader question why it exists and what can be done about it.