Everything you need to understand or teach She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb.
Dolores remembers that she was four years old when her father gave in to the demands of Mrs. Masicotte to become her employee. He'd painted for her before that as a contractor. When he went to work for Mrs. Masicotte, he painted his truck peach, painted her name on the side, and began collecting rent on her properties on Saturdays. Dolores recalls that the watching television became her focal point and that she seldom wanted to do anything else. Television would hold her attention for years, often to the point of being destructive.
Dolores' life is a series of hurts and heartaches. Each time life hands her another problem, she seems to sink lower into her own pit of despair. It begins with the death of her baby brother, apparently during birth, which sends her mother into a deep depression. She only emerges after Dolores throws a fit...
She's Come Undone Lesson Plans contain 117 pages of teaching material, including: