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The ualities guaranteed to make Jan love her But Jan is still struggling to make sense of her devastating affair with a very different older woman And in a world where love between women is still taboo the frightened young lesbian does all she can to keep her feelings hidden As the friendship between the two women deepens long buried secrets are exposed and family tensions begin to escalate As both women are forced to confront their demons they make choices that will change thei. This book knows no boundariesThis is a thought provoking book It deals with the boundaries the prison we built for ourselves But it also shows how difficult and mind boggling it can be too deal with social expectations In the end we have to make peace with who we are and nobody can really help us with that Of course some people that cross our paths become catalysts for our way to ourselves and some hold us backWhat I especially like about this book is that we fall in love with the protagonist s characters Until the end I could not make up my mind whom I liked Jan or Elizabeth I had this very clear picture of both and was deeply moved by their story

Summary Boundaries

Boundaries

Northern England 1979 Social worker Elizabeth has finally plucked up the courage to end fourteen years of unhappy marriage Lost and lonely she buries herself in work to keep her emptiness at bay Then an unexpected phone call brings troubled teenager Jan to her door and Elizabeth shocks her friends and family by taking the traumatized young woman into her home as a lodger For Jan Elizabeth is always bound to be than just a landlady Gentle reserved and uietly attractive she has all. Earlier this month Audible released a production of Jane Retzig s 1994 novel Boundaries It features compelling storytelling and strong narration that will stay with you long after you finish listeningThe story unfolds in Northern England in the late 1970s and spans several years in the lives of two women Elizabeth and Jan Told in alternating first person narratives the listener is privy to how the women develop over time At times the listener is perhaps aware of what is going on inside the protagonists than they themselves are Elizabeth a social worker in her mid 30s takes on a younger boarder named Jan at the behest of a colleague Jan is on the cusp of her 18th birthday when her parents learn of a cache of love letters between their daughter and a family friend and kick her out She makes do with a part time job school she s a stellar student and pints of lager at local pubs Jan falls hard and fast for Elizabeth but the older woman resists the mutual attraction She immerses herself in university life but continues to carry a torch for Elizabeth Desire is always present just beneath the surface at times breaking to the forefront dramatically before plunging back into the depths They struggle with this gray territory and it has intense conseuences for both women Ask me to stay and I will Jan pleads with Elizabeth towards the end as her girlfriend waits outside to whisk her away It s a heart wrenching scene one that is far from the first shared between the two women They won t see each other again for many years Can they overcome the boundaries that divide them or will they remain emotionally adrift Jane Retzig crafts complex characters that I believe will resonate with listeners Layers of uncertainty fear and longing are woven into social interactions and private introspection The story gives me took the long way home feels very much so for Elizabeth on her personal journey but also for Elizabeth and Jan as a couple Their complicated friendship points to many possible outcomes It provides a strong case for it never being too late to take a chance or change direction in life Narrator Jan Kramer delivers nuanced engaging performances as Elizabeth and Jan I found myself entranced by her performance She breathes life into the women drawing them up off the page as she gives voice to their joys and pains When she slips back and forth between Elizabeth s and Jan s first person chapters there is no confusion as to who is speaking through whose eyes we are viewing the world Jan Kramer s choice of inflection tone and pitch suit the characters perfectly The rest of the characters who people this world are also clearly defined Jan s father leaps off the page his anger loud and visceral as lashes out at his daughter Elizabeth s sister s unhappiness haunts the pages haunting the choices that Elizabeth makes or doesn t make her voice nags and nit picks and whines As the she takes us through the events the changes that occur are keenly heard and profoundly felt If you re looking for an audiobook that strongly evokes a time place and people consider Boundaries as a staycation travel guide BoundariesAuthor Jane Retzig Narrator Jan Kramer also atProduced by Audible Length 5 hours 59 minutesAudiobook production date 2016ASIN B01DTF2PBYAvailable as an audiobook from AudiblecomRead reviews on my blog jthompsonianwordpresscom

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R lives and the lives of the people around them forever Dealing with issues of love betrayal and abuse and packed with memorable characters and wry humour 'Boundaries' immediately shot into the best selling ranks for lesbian romance and lesbian fiction at the UK's independent book stores when it was first released in 1994 Now this moving lesbian love story is available again in paperback and on Kindle and a whole new generation of readers can enjoy 'Boundaries' for the first time. This was good I liked the ways it addressed trauma and abuse though I do feel it could have been firmer on who was culpable and even though Jan wouldn t have wanted her to I can t believe that Elizabeth as a social worker didn t bring the law down on Alice I felt for Sharon I really did but Jan s willingness to be with her despite her disgusting politics was baffling to me Who cares if right wingers have feelings when they disenfranchise othersI m glad that Elizabeth did the responsible thing and I m glad that they got their happy ending after all


8 thoughts on “Boundaries

  1. says:

    Very appropriately named book I would think the author had studied some psychology for how realistically she hits

  2. says:

    Earlier this month Audible released a production of Jane Retzig's 1994 novel Boundaries It features compelling storytelling and strong narration that will stay with you long after you finish listeningThe story unfolds in Nor

  3. says:

    This book knows no boundariesThis is a thought provoking book It deals with the boundaries the prison we built for ourselves But it also shows how difficult and mind boggling it can be too deal with social expectations In the end we have to make peace with who we are and nobody can really help us with that Of course some people that cross our paths become catalysts for our way to ourselves and some hold us back

  4. says:

    Oh my this book has only 45 ratings?? How is that possible This should be a reference point in my opinion for so many people It's settled in 197

  5. says:

    This was good I liked the ways it addressed trauma and abuse though I do feel it could have been firmer on who was culpable and even though Jan wouldn't have wanted her to I can't believe that Elizabeth as a social worker didn't bring the law down on Alice I felt for Sharon I really did but Jan's willingness to be with her despite her disgusting politics was baffling to me Who cares if right wingers have feelings when they disenfr

  6. says:

    I only give this book three stars because it's not badly written and the characters are uite believable I couldn't really finish it however because while I understand why the characters act the way they do any 30 year old should know better than to start up a romance with an abused 18 year old whose living conditions depend on the older woman Once that started up I just put the book downNo thank you

  7. says:

    Trigger caution This book has some major sexual abuse themes I went back and read the preview on Audible and there is very little indication of this There are some really tough topics that almost get normalized in this book I finished the book but it sure was a tough read

  8. says:

    Earlier this month Audible released a production of Jane Retzig's 1994 novel Boundaries It features compelling storytelling and strong narration that will stay with you long after you finish listeningThe story unfolds in Northern England in the late 1970s and spans several years in the lives of two women Elizabeth and Jan Told in alternating

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