At the age of eighteen, Valerie O'Connor marries Jack Marsh, a dashing Air Force veteran. In the years to come Valerie endures his bouts of drunken rage and sudden bursts of violence. Too proud to ask for help or admit her failure as a wife and mother, Valerie is unable to protect either herself or her five children.
Adult child abuse victims -- Fiction.
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction.
Family violence -- Fiction.
Married women -- Fiction.