For Long Islander Pam Smith, keeping house and staying
beautiful dominate her daily routine as she awaits the return
of her husband, Jack, every Friday evening. When he suffers a fatal heart
attack on the train home from Manhattan, Pam’s exquisitely arranged
life is catapulted into turmoil as she is forced to face the realization that
her marriage is nothing more than a black hole plagued with cruel infidelity,
abuse, and sexual deviance. Witness Pam as she graciously and
gracefully accepts the foul world her husband’s “other life” forces on
her previously immaculate existence. Come along for the ride of your
life as you ask yourself this one question. How well do I know my husband?
Targeted Age Group:
I am intrigued by human drama and I think it shows. I dig up the ugly secrets we keep and expose them. My books are not for everyone.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Keep writing! The more you write, the better you become.
Suzanne Jenkins is the author of the Pam of Babylon series, The Greektown Trilogy. Alice’s Summertime Adventure, The Savant of Chelsea and Atlas of Women. Her short story Vapor will appear in Willow Review, Spring 2013. A retired operating room nurse after living in New Jersey, USA for thirty years, she’s now a resident of the west Michigan lakeshore where she lives in the woods with her husband, dogs and sheep.
I fantasized about how I would react if I found out my husband of almost forty five years was unfaithful. Then I added more deceit until I didn’t recognize him, wondering what would my response be if I was just the opposite of who I am. That was Pam. I would have murdered him.