MRS. HEATON'S DAUGHTER by Dorsha Rayes

MRS. HEATON'S DAUGHTER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Pretty stormy business this, surging with violence, emotion and some sex in the story of a love-hate, mother-daughter relationship and the sacrifices and conflicts it entailed. Once beautiful, frustrated in her career and in the man she wanted, Mrs. Heaton becomes sodden with affairs and liquor. She concentrates what hopes she has left on Diana, her daughter, whom she uses as a confidante and bulwark of her degeneracy. Diana at fourteen gets a job in theatre as a dancer -- is sanctioned by her mother in going to bed with a producer. Diana is almost ruined by this experience, but her mother's bold over her is not broken until she meets Nick, who stands by her when her mother is killed-helps her to free herself and settle down to happiness with him. Might one venture the comment that it is distinctly cheap!

Pub Date: Nov. 8th, 1943
Publisher: Ziff-Davis