Everything you need to understand or teach A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick.
This novel of sexual intrigue, betrayal, and redemption concerns the experiences of two principal characters, Ralph Truitt and Catherine Land, who at first appear to be very different but are ultimately quite similar. As the narrative gradually peels back the many layers of secrets and sufferings in the lives of each of these deeply troubled characters, it also explores themes related to the power of sexual desire, the unpredictable nature of humanity, and the dangers of isolation.
The narrative begins with businessman Ralph Truitt waiting, alone and cold on a wintry train platform, for his mail order bride to arrive. At the same time, that bride, Catherine Land, contemplates the challenge ahead of her: to suppress her own extravagant personality and desires in order to be the kind of demure "reliable" wife Truitt believes her to be. When she steps off the train, Truitt is surprised to see...
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