Returning home on break, he is determined to reveal his homosexuality. His older brother, a marine serving in Iraq, is killed and knowing to do so would only add to his parents' sorrow, after the funeral Noble returns to campus, his secret intact. Burdened by the loss of his brother, his demanding course overload, dread of being branded a fagot, and his confusing relationship with fellow student, Daniel Mathis, Nobel seeks the friendship of Clella Sargenta, a brilliant Rhodes scholar. Clella, misunderstanding his motives and ignorant of his clandestine relationship with Daniel, declares her love.
Although Annalise remains attentive to Nobel's activities through descriptive letters and his infrequent visits home, she grows increasingly concerned about his physical and mental wellbeing. Without his companionship, she easily falls back into her solitary habits. As repressed memories of childhood trauma and her husband's horrifying death resurface, she spends exhausting hours at her easel creating powerful works of art.
Nobel's mercurial relationship with Daniel keeps him in a constant state of emotional upheaval and during an art opening; an intoxicated Daniel belligerently confronts Annalise about the mysterious circumstances of her husband's death.
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About the Author
She utilizes imagination and past experiences to create multi-media paintings that in many instances chronicles her life story. Although her choice of subject matter often varies, unalterable memories still underlie each choice she makes as to form, color, and brush stroke.
Working mainly in oils, Regula creates a series of powerful, disturbing, and beautiful paintings addressing contemporary issues that adversely affect women. This body of work is often used as visual aids during presentations to service groups, colleges, high schools, and organizations that rescue women and children from abuse.
"A Heart Wants What It Wants" is inspired by her twenty-seven-year mentorship of the real-life "golden child" who designed the book cover.