FOUR WOMEN WALKING is a manuscript that was a finalist in the RISING STAR CONTEST sponsored by WFWA. I am currently querying the completed MS in search of a literary agent. It tackles the issue of domestic violence.
Domestic violence (DV) transcends age, race, gender, education, socioeconomic status, physical/mental abilities. There are a lot of voiceless victims of DV out there, but we’re lucky to live in a country(USA) where the topic is not taboo anymore. Resources are available for victims when they’re ready to escape.
In some cultures, DV is taboo and condoned by societal mores, religious beliefs, poverty…Even when these women emigrate to more open societies, they tend to carry their cultural “baggage” with them. They can be mainstreamed in other areas of their lives, but they will cling to an abusive relationship particularly if the abuser shares the same cultural background because they have witnessed their mothers, grandmothers, neighbors etc…being abused with no recourse and no consequences to the abuser. Sometimes these women can no longer define what is considered abuse.
FOUR WOMEN TALKING defines it in all its many facets.