Brenegan portrays the struggles that Fanny Fern - a woman too free-spirited and independent for her time - endured. The death of her beloved husband. The shunning by her wealthy father. The ensuing poverty that separated her from her young daughters. The virutally forced marriage to an abusive husband. The scandalous divorce. And finally, the foray into a writing career that saved her mind and soul, and reunited her with her daughters.
Shame the Devil