Gladys and Ivy are sisters, reluctant best friends who have depended upon each other through a shared lifetime marked by grief and loss, including the untimely deaths of Gladys' two children and the end of her passionate yet troubled marriage. While bonded by love and loneliness, the sisters remain divided by a wall of silence and pain that prevents Gladys from accepting the solace Ivy desperately needs to give.
Then one late April day, the pattern of their quiet lives is suddenly ruptured when a dark-eyed young woman with a mysterious past arrives on their doorstep. Quickly befriending Gladys, the intriguing Raelene convinces her to escape on a cross-country jaunt that will become a journey of discovery. Left to contend with the loss of her sister - and a surprise visit from Gladys' estranged husband - Ivy, too, will contemplate the frayed tapestry of her life and confront emotions long denied.
For Ivy and Gladys, however, personal transformation has just begun. Eventually reunited, the two must face searing truths about themselves, their past and their relationship - soulful revelations that will ultimately bring them closer or hopelessly keep them apart.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2000
- 140 x 217mm