|Plot Summary of The Wind Off the Sea: A Novel of the Women Who Prevailed After World War II|
Dunne, Aug 2004, 24.95, 362 pp.
In 1947 England, the euphoria of the victory remains, but is somewhat muted by an icy winter. The bitter cold could be handled better by women if industry had not set them aside so that the men can gain employment. After all they did on the home front to insure victory, many women resent the loss of the jobs they held during the war years.
The women of Bexham suffer from a lack of necessities to survive the tundra like weather, but the loss of their jobs hurts as much as the lack of heating fuel and food. When American Waldo Astley arrives at the Sussex fishing village he finds a high degree of frustration and resentment. He provides a fresh outlook as he encourages the women that they have come a long way and should not quietly return to the hearth and stove. The Bexham human females have a rallying cry as Waldo brings with him the wind of change from across the Atlantic.
The Bexham human females struggle with shortages during a brutal winter, have personnel woes that run the gamut from a miscarriage to not knowing your husband, and a deep resentment of being sent back to cook and clean.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Wind Off the Sea: A Novel of the Women Who Prevailed After World War II|
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- women fighting for rights
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- sensitive to others' feelings
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- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- mostly 3rd
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- no torture/death
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- significantly more dialog than descript
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