Downbound (Helen's Story) [NOOK Book]

Overview

It is 1964. An optimistic Helen Stevenson, pregnant with her first child, awaits the arrival of her husband?s younger brother at Toronto?s new airport. The outgoing, good-looking Douglas Stevenson proves more than they can handle for John and Helen. There is one thing that brings them together, a love of American football and the Buffalo Bills who are having their best season ever.

Just as they are getting accustomed to each other, the season ends, and Douglas moves out. ...

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Downbound (Helen's Story)

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Overview

It is 1964. An optimistic Helen Stevenson, pregnant with her first child, awaits the arrival of her husband’s younger brother at Toronto’s new airport. The outgoing, good-looking Douglas Stevenson proves more than they can handle for John and Helen. There is one thing that brings them together, a love of American football and the Buffalo Bills who are having their best season ever.

Just as they are getting accustomed to each other, the season ends, and Douglas moves out. Douglas’s private life gets out of control; he ends up getting a fifteen year prison term for manslaughter. Helen wants nothing more to do with him but, upon his earning parole, she has to admit he’s changed. Her brother-in-law once again ingratiates himself with the family, and particularly her son, Karl. Slowly Helen discovers the menace he poses for her young family.

A companion piece to Upbound, Downbound provides the background behind Helen Stevenson’s behaviour, her tumultuous and increasingly degrading eight year relationship with her husband’s brother.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011217470
  • Publisher: Peter Hassebroek
  • Publication date: 2/17/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 761,423
  • File size: 208 KB

Meet the Author

I am a freelance writer from Whitby, Ontario, specializing in novels and screenplays, and a past contributor to LL Book Reviews (llbookreview.com)My works explore the complications within us. I'm constantly fascinated by how small events often affect us, under certain circumstances, in differing and often dramatic ways. There is a distinct, private world within each of us, a private world I'll dare to touch with my words.
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