His mother was fighting a losing battle, Cliffie thought, because she was trying to fight the majority.
The majority wasn’t even fighting back, it was just indifferent. Oh, gadz, I wanted to hit most of the characters in this story. Repeatedly. With a shovel.
Not only was this story of the suburban dream more of a nightmare, but Highsmith's detailed character description made the characters come to life more than I cared for. Edith is looking forward to the prospect of moving from New York to Brun