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Black and Blue Summary
Anna Quindlen

Everything you need to understand or teach Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen.

  • Black and Blue Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Black and Blue Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Black and Blue Summary

Plot Summary

Black and Blue is a novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Anna Quindlen. In this novel, Frannie Benedetto has suffered horrible abuse by her police officer husband for nearly twenty years. Finally, Frannie comes to the conclusion that her husband will not stop beating her until she is dead. Frannie takes a chance and runs away with her son, becoming someone completely different. However, cops have resources other people do not and it is only a matter of time before her husband finds her. Black and Blue is a novel of transformation, of one woman finding the courage to not only leave a dangerous relationship, but taking the risk of losing everything to become someone new.

Frannie Benedetto married Bobby Benedetto despite the violence he perpetrated against her almost from the moment their relationship began. Frannie was in love and she believed love would make everything okay...

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