Picture Perfect (novel)

Picture Perfect (novel)

infobox Book |
name = Picture Perfect

image_caption = 2004 edition
author = Jodi Picoult
cover_artist = Zoe Sadokierski
country = United States
language = English
genre = Family saga novel
publisher = Allen & Unwin
release_date = 1995
media_type = Print (Paperback)
pages = 369 pp
isbn = ISBN 1-74114-245-8

"Picture Perfect" (1995) is a novel by Jodi Picoult about a female anthropologist and the history of abuse she receives from her celebrity husband.

Plot summary

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.

ee also

*Spousal abuse
*Domestic violence

External links

* [http://www.jodipicoult.com/picture-perfect.html "Picture Perfect"'s entry on official Jodi Picoult website]

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