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.
Journey through generations and across two continents with the astonishing family of T. S. Garp, bastard son of a belligerent mother. Garp loves, lusts, labors and triumphs in a world of assassins, wrestlers, feminist fanatics, tantalizing teenage babysitters, adoring children and a wayward wife. His life is comic, tragic, violent and tender, his world outrageous..
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.