[Ebook] ➨ Boundaries By Jane Retzig – Saudionline.co.uk


Boundaries quotes Boundaries, litcharts Boundaries, symbolism Boundaries, summary shmoop Boundaries, Boundaries c499b1b7 Northern England Social Worker Elizabeth Has Finally Plucked Up The Courage To End Fourteen Years Of Unhappy Marriage Lost And Lonely, She Buries Herself In Work To Keep Her Emptiness At Bay Then An Unexpected Phone Call Brings Troubled Teenager Jan To Her Door And Elizabeth Shocks Her Friends And Family By Taking The Traumatized Young Woman Into Her Home As A Lodger For Jan, Elizabeth Is Always Bound To Be Than Just A Landlady Gentle, Reserved, And Quietly Attractive, She Has All The Qualities Guaranteed To Make Jan Love Her But Jan Is Still Struggling To Make Sense Of Her Devastating Affair With A Very Different Older Woman And In A World Where Love Between Women Is Still Taboo, The Frightened Young Lesbian Does All She Can To Keep Her Feelings Hidden As The Friendship Between The Two Women Deepens, Long Buried Secrets Are Exposed And Family Tensions Begin To Escalate As Both Women Are Forced To Confront Their Demons, They Make Choices That Will Change Their Lives And The Lives Of The People Around Them Forever Dealing With Issues Of Love, Betrayal And Abuse, And Packed With Memorable Characters And Wry Humour, Boundaries Immediately Shot Into The Best Selling Ranks For Lesbian Romance And Lesbian Fiction At The UK S Independent Book Stores When It Was First Released In Now This Moving Lesbian Love Story Is Available Again In Paperback And On Kindle And A Whole New Generation Of Readers Can Enjoy Boundaries For The First Time


10 thoughts on “Boundaries

  1. says:

    Very appropriately named book I would think the author had studied some psychology for how realistically she hits on touchy boundary issues vs love in this tale though honestly everyone in this book is scandalous to some extent, making the main characters issues seem petty I read a portion of this audio book, then went back and listened to that part over The narrator does a far better job of drawing these characters than just words or my imagination could have done.


  2. says:

    Earlier this month, Audible released a production of Jane Retzig s 1994 novel Boundaries It features compelling storytelling and strong narration that will stay with you long after you finish listening.The story unfolds in Northern England in the late 1970s and spans several years in the lives of two women, Elizabeth and Jan Told in alternating, first person narratives, the listener is privy to how the women develop over time At times, the listener is perhaps aware of what is going on inside the protagonists than they themselves are Elizabeth, a social worker in her mid 30s, takes on a younger boarder named Jan, at the behest of a colleague Jan is on the cusp of her 18th birthday when her parents learn of a cache of love letters between their daughter and a family friend and kick her out She makes do with a part time job, school she s a stellar student , and pints of lager at local pubs Jan falls hard and fast for Elizabeth, but the older woman resists the mutual attraction She immerses herself in university life, but continues to carry a torch for Elizabeth Desire is always present, just beneath the surface, at times breaking to the forefront dramatically, before plunging back into the depths They struggle with this gray territory and it has intense consequences for both women Ask me to stay and I will, Jan pleads with Elizabeth towards the end, as her girlfriend waits outside to whisk her away It s a heart wrenching scene, one that is far from the first shared between the two women They won t see each other again for many years Can they overcome the boundaries that divide them or will they remain emotionally adrift Jane Retzig crafts complex characters that I believe will resonate with listeners Layers of uncertainty, fear, and longing are woven into social interactions and private introspection The story gives me took the long way home feels very much so for Elizabeth on her personal journey, but also for Elizabeth and Jan as a couple Their complicated friendship points to many possible outcomes It provides a strong case for it never being too late to take a chance or change direction in life Narrator Jan Kramer delivers nuanced, engaging performances as Elizabeth and Jan I found myself entranced by her performance She breathes life into the women, drawing them up off the page as she gives voice to their joys and pains When she slips back and forth between Elizabeth s and Jan s first person chapters, there is no confusion as to who is speaking, through whose eyes we are viewing the world Jan Kramer s choice of inflection, tone, and pitch suit the characters perfectly The rest of the characters who people this world are also clearly defined Jan s father leaps off the page his anger loud and visceral as lashes out at his daughter Elizabeth s sister s unhappiness haunts the pages, haunting the choices that Elizabeth makes or doesn t make her voice nags and nit picks and whines As the she takes us through the events, the changes that occur are keenly heard and profoundly felt If you re looking for an audiobook that strongly evokes a time, place, and people, consider Boundaries as a staycation travel guide BoundariesAuthor Jane Retzig Narrator Jan Kramer also at Produced by Audible Length 5 hours, 59 minutesAudiobook production date 2016ASIN B01DTF2PBYAvailable as an audiobook from Audible.comRead reviews on my blog jthompsonian.wordpress.com


  3. says:

    This book knows no boundariesThis is a thought provoking book It deals with the boundaries, the prison we built for ourselves But it also shows how difficult and mind boggling it can be too deal with social expectations In the end we have to make peace with who we are and nobody can really help us with that Of course some people, that cross our paths, become catalysts for our way to ourselves and some hold us back.What I especially like about this book is that we fall in love with the protagonist s characters Until the end I could not make up my mind whom I liked Jan or Elizabeth I had this very clear picture of both and was deeply moved by their story.


  4. says:

    Oh my, this book has only 45 ratings How is that possible This should be a reference point in my opinion, for so many people It s settled in 1979 which is before I was born, and first published in 1994, but it s so modern A girl seventeen years old falls in love with an older woman..I won t talk about the plot since the blurb is already long enough I will just say that this is not your usual lesbian fiction full of clich s and pain and suffering with depressing endings, and it s not superficial as sometimes they are This is a novel, a romance, a book about coming of age, about sexuality, politic, abuse, and love It is also about a lesbian girl, but this is secondary to the story The characterization is good even if the book is really short I was emotionally involved, sometimes enraged, confused It is a strong book, not for everybody There are different kind of violence and abuse and love can be sometimes so strictly intertwined that is difficult to be sure where the boundaries really are And it s also possible to hurt someone just because you don t want to hurt him her And in the end what is worst I really don t have the words to fully explain my feelings but please, read it I recommend it to all of my friends, gay or straight or whatever


  5. says:

    This was good I liked the ways it addressed trauma and abuse though I do feel it could have been firmer on who was culpable, and even though Jan wouldn t have wanted her to, I can t believe that Elizabeth, as a social worker, didn t bring the law down on Alice I felt for Sharon, I really did, but Jan s willingness to be with her despite her disgusting politics was baffling to me Who cares if right wingers have feelings when they disenfranchise others I m glad that Elizabeth did the responsible thing, and I m glad that they got their happy ending after all.


  6. says:

    Earlier this month, Audible released a production of Jane Retzig s 1994 novel Boundaries It features compelling storytelling and strong narration that will stay with you long after you finish listening.The story unfolds in Northern England in the late 1970s and spans several years in the lives of two women, Elizabeth and Jan Told in alternating, first person narratives, the listener is privy to how the women develop over time At times, the listener is perhaps aware of what is going on inside the protagonists than they themselves are Elizabeth, a social worker in her mid 30s, takes on a younger boarder named Jan, at the behest of a colleague Jan is on the cusp of her 18th birthday when her parents learn of a cache of love letters between their daughter and a family friend and kick her out She makes do with a part time job, school she s a stellar student , and pints of lager at local pubs Jan falls hard and fast for Elizabeth, but the older woman resists the mutual attraction She immerses herself in university life, but continues to carry a torch for Elizabeth Desire is always present, just beneath the surface, at times breaking to the forefront dramatically, before plunging back into the depths They struggle with this gray territory and it has intense consequences for both women Ask me to stay and I will, Jan pleads with Elizabeth towards the end, as her girlfriend waits outside to whisk her away It s a heart wrenching scene, one that is far from the first shared between the two women They won t see each other again for many years Can they overcome the boundaries that divide them or will they remain emotionally adrift Jane Retzig crafts complex characters that I believe will resonate with listeners Layers of uncertainty, fear, and longing are woven into social interactions and private introspection The story gives me took the long way home feels very much so for Elizabeth on her personal journey, but also for Elizabeth and Jan as a couple Their complicated friendship points to many possible outcomes It provides a strong case for it never being too late to take a chance or change direction in life Narrator Jan Kramer delivers nuanced, engaging performances as Elizabeth and Jan I found myself entranced by her performance She breathes life into the women, drawing them up off the page as she gives voice to their joys and pains When she slips back and forth between Elizabeth s and Jan s first person chapters, there is no confusion as to who is speaking, through whose eyes we are viewing the world Jan Kramer s choice of inflection, tone, and pitch suit the characters perfectly The rest of the characters who people this world are also clearly defined Jan s father leaps off the page his anger loud and visceral as lashes out at his daughter Elizabeth s sister s unhappiness haunts the pages, haunting the choices that Elizabeth makes or doesn t make her voice nags and nit picks and whines As the she takes us through the events, the changes that occur are keenly heard and profoundly felt If you re looking for an audiobook that strongly evokes a time, place, and people, consider Boundaries as a staycation travel guide BoundariesAuthor Jane Retzig Narrator Jan Kramer also at Produced by Audible Length 5 hours, 59 minutesAudiobook production date 2016ASIN B01DTF2PBYAvailable as an audiobook from Audible.Read reviews on my blog jthompsonian.wordpress.com


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