The year is 1970 and in New Hampshire it’s almost time for the Christmas Holidays. Professor Oliver Desmarais is putting up decorations with his daughter Rebecca and his wife Virginia, when he suddenly dies. This sudden death is the nucleus of the novel as both Virginia and Rebecca now have to move on with their lives in a world that favors men over women.
Sam was one of Oliver’s students and they were friends. His death impacts him as well. He soon falls in with a rogue crowd that wants change and will go about it in violent ways.
Author Sarah McCraw Crow draws on the events of this time. The Vietnam war, equality for women and allowing girls into schools that are all male. She does it in a way that’s not preachy as we follow these 3 main characters and notice the changes in them and how they go about trying to change how things are done. A sterling debut novel from Crow.
You can pick up The Wrong Kind Of Woman in stores on Tuesday, October 6th form MIRA.