Lady Oracle Characters

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Joan Foster is a heavy child, whose life is filled with the torment of an overbearing mother, an often-absent father, and many tormentors. She is abused by local schoolgirls, and spends much of her time with her Aunt Lou, whose gentle acceptance of her allows her to avoid responsibility for her weight. When Aunt Lou dies, however, Joan receives an inheritance, paid only if she loses one hundred pounds. While she is trying, her mother becomes angry and tries to stab her, causing Joan to run away. Once she has lost weight, she receives her inheritance, and moves to England to start a new life.

However, Joan soon realizes she cannot merge her old life with the new existence. Joan finds herself lying to her lovers and eventually to her husband in order to keep her secret past. Furthermore, when one of her lovers turns...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Lady Oracle from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.