By Barbara Delinsky
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My faith was shaken. I couldn’t be sure that the people I trusted would behave rationally. But the kids were my first priority. What mattered most was that they wouldn’t be traumatized before Dennis and I could work things out. I needed advice on that. Yes, I needed a lawyer. 42 / BARBARA DELINSKY I pulled the cellular phone from my purse, called information for the number of Lloyd Usher’s law office, and dialed it. The office was closed for the day, of course. It was sixthirty. But I knew the kinds of hours I kept, knew the kinds of hours most successful people kept, and figured he was still there.
She gave me another one of those woman-to- A WOMAN’S PLACE / 23 woman looks then, and, bound to her as I would never be to another living soul, I felt such a surge of love and grief that my eyes filled and my throat went tight. Beyond love and grief was admiration. Connie Grant was mulish. Hard as life had been, she had always pushed on. Often, now, she was so weak she could barely lift an arm, so nauseated she could barely eat, so riddled with pain she could barely think. Still she refused to die.
I felt I’d been hit in the stomach, actually bent at the middle. “You never complained about sex with me. ” “Damn right. It was like pulling teeth. Either you 36 / BARBARA DELINSKY were exhausted, or up late working, or listening for one of the kids to be sick—” “Hold it! I rarely put you off, and you never had sex without coming, so what is your complaint? Don’t throw stereotypes at me, Dennis. No matter how busy I was, I made time. ” “Quantity. ” I prayed to the ceiling. ” “This,” Dennis said, slapping the paper that hung from my hand.
A Woman's Place: A Novel by Barbara Delinsky