The Misbegotten by Katherine Webb download in iPad, ePub, pdf
He flirts with Josie and they make a date for later in the evening. Good story line, easy to read.
Her father comes home from the inn unusually drunk and unusually early. Suddenly something bad happens, it's fixed, t Annoying I don't like many books where the character's well character is already set and defined because then the book becomes predictable. It is the story of Jonathan Alleyn, who loved Alice more than life itself, and who is devastated, completely broken, when Alice disappears. He becomes a recluse, watched over his anxious mother.
He has not been the same since his mother's death, drinking himself to oblivion, even missing his mother's funeral. You will not be disappointed. He is late for the date but he has shown up after all.
But it seemed that a lot of it didn't even need to be included. The plot that brings all of these stories together is beautifully and brilliantly constructed. It also depends on its use, I suppose. That description may be a bit flowery, but it accurately traces the path that led to misbegotten. When Harder arrives he is clearly out of his element and not used to the rough banter he encounters.
If you don't mind such vulgarity then this story will work for you. It is commonly thought of as a continuation of the play Long Day's Journey into Night, written two years prior. He makes me want to join the Black Rot. Because I believed in these people, who they were, what their lives had made them, what they said, how they acted. And the plotting made me think of Wilkie Collins.
He tells Josie Jim is selling the farm to their neighbor Harder. He goes inside and Josie wakes Jim.
It also becomes clear that Jim and Josie share love for each other but Jim is dead inside. Justin really deserves some exposure. And the plot did resolve itself very nicely.