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Tied by blood and difference

15 days ago   |   By TLS

In late 1970s Toronto Felicia, a nineteen-year-old West Indian student, and Edgar, a divorced German businessman, meet in the hospital room shared by their seriously ill mothers. After her mother dies and his recovers, Edgar recruits Felicia - by force of will, seniority and financial and racial privilege - to care for his mother while he is away on business. During one of his stays at home, he seduces her with cold efficiency and ignores her pregnancy. Failing to acknowledge his son, he resumes his life of perpetual business travel. Felicia rents a basement flat in the suburbs. Without...
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