- Picture Perfect (novel)
infobox Book |
name = Picture Perfect
image_caption = 2004 edition
cover_artist = Zoe Sadokierski
language = English
Family saga novel
Allen & Unwin
media_type = Print (
pages = 369 pp
isbn = ISBN 1-74114-245-8
"Picture Perfect" (
1995) is a novel by Jodi Picoultabout a female anthropologist and the history of abuse she receives from her celebrity husband.
Cassandra Barrett, a renowned anthropologist, awakes lying atop a grave, suffering from amnesia and unable to recall any details about herself or her situation. She is taken in by Will Flying Horse, a half-lakota Los Angeles police officer, until she is retrieved by her husband, Alex Rivers, a Hollywood celebrity. As she returns to her Bel Air mansion, it would appear she lives a picture perfect life, until memories gradually return to her of Alex's repetitive violent behaviour towards her, and after finding a positive pregnancy test in her bathroom, she flees to Will who hides her at a Lakota ranch in South Dakota. She later returns to Hollywood with her son Connor, and after a final incident of abuse from Alex, she reveals in a press conference that she is divorcing him on grounds of extreme cruelty.
* [http://www.jodipicoult.com/picture-perfect.html "Picture Perfect"
's entry on official Jodi Picoult website]
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