Fear of Beauty by Susan Froetschel: When the bloodied body of a boy is found at the bottom of a cliff in a remote Afghan village, a small community is nearly reduced to chaos. The boy’s illiterate mother is desperate to know the truth about her son’s death, but extremists occupy the village and place new restrictions on women. She defies her husband and the men of her village in her search for answers.
This is the life and times of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields--a feminist leader ahead of her times. This is the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous son; theirs is a world of sexual extremes--even of sexual assassinations.
"No one has ever claimed for a moment that childless men have missed out on a vital aspect of their existence, and were the poorer, and crippled by it." How to Be a Woman ~ Caitlin Moran. Pinner writes: "A must read for mothers of girls and boys, women who are not mothers, husbands, lovers, sons, and anyone who wants to grow up (someday) to be a responsible human being. Digs deep and pulls out your inner strident feminist."