Debby



Debby Is The Tale Of A Young Widow Released From The Home For Delinquent Women To Serve As Maid And Nanny In A Small Town, Middle Class Household.Debby

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Debby
  • Max Steele
  • English
  • 28 September 2018
  • 0807121606

10 thoughts on “Debby

  1. says:

    I cannot describe this book adequately It s better than you d think from any description Debby is a small woman of limited and cloudy intelligence, sometimes confused It is her story This description makes the story sound dreadful, but believe me, it isn t Nor is it sound and fury, hard to follow or painful to read.Steele tells this story in the third person, close to Debby s thoughts and feelings She suffers pains and heartaches, losses in the everyday world, but she also has joys and som I cannot describe this book adequately It s better than you d think from any description Debby is a small woman of limited and cloudy intelligence, sometimes confused It is her story This description makes the story sound dreadful, but believe me, it isn t Nor is it sound and fury, hard to follow or painful to read.Steele tells this story in the third person, close to Debby s thoughts and feelings She suffers pains and heartaches, losses in the everyday world, but she also has joys and sometimes sharp insights, shuffled in with her confusions Sometimes she is genuinely funny It is a fine book, independent of any instrumental value it might have, but I think it might have instrumental value Anyone who knows a loved one who s mind is limited from whatever cause, will know and appreciate that person better from reading this book, know her as a real human being Maybe caretakers should have this book at bedside to dip into nightly But not to worry about the book s usefulness it s a beautiful and touching book to read The paperback cover says that through Debby s bewildered eyes the story of a family unfolds True but misleading The family for which Debby works does develop and change slightly, but the real is Debby s story the family s story is the background to Debby s.Steele s insights into Debbie s confused and limited mind are astonishing and fascinating He confronts the writer s problem of telling her story directly His third person narrator is mostly like Debby herself, speaking her thoughts and feelings Yet when events or the words of others must be quoted he wastes no time trying to make them over into Debby s limited perception The narrator gives the events and words in the world outside Debby as an intelligent adult would, not as garbled or crazed If Debby has a strange reaction to the outer events, he lets us see that, too, but we know what the real event was first This comes across, not as an artificial shift but as a wholly natural one Steele himself must have been an interesting man he died in 2005 He was head of the creative writing program as UNC Chapel Hill, perhaps best known through his short stories, which were published in the magazines of the literary great Harper s, New Yorker, The Paris Review, of which he was an advisory editor In one issue, he and George Plimpton interviewed James Thurber Yet, in Chapel Hill in Plain Sight, Daphne Athas tells us that Steele in one period wrote a short story every week

  2. says:

    Debby is intellectually challenged or, as she would have been know back then, feeble minded She cannot read or do math, she struggle to comprehend things, and she requires order in her life However, she never lacked the capability to love, meaning she once had a husband and sons.When her husband dies, though, she is seen as incapable of living on her own or raising children, so the children are taken from her and she is sent to live in a home for delinquent women.When she is adopted by a fam Debby is intellectually challenged or, as she would have been know back then, feeble minded She cannot read or do math, she struggle to comprehend things, and she requires order in her life However, she never lacked the capability to love, meaning she once had a husband and sons.When her husband dies, though, she is seen as incapable of living on her own or raising children, so the children are taken from her and she is sent to live in a home for delinquent women.When she is adopted by a family however, what grows is a co dependent relationship between Debby and the matron of the house The story explores their relationship from the beginning through 14 years and shows how they both grow intertwined with one another to the point of seemingly being unable to live without one another.Having been published in 1950 and taking place between the years 1920 and 1941, there is a lot of prejudice and racism present in the book It is important to simply remember the time this book was written and takes place.All in all, this was an excellent book and I recommend it to everyone

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