Intimidation and domination through fear is the underlying thread throughout Silent Ties, however we never see these two good friends speak of it with each other. Missy’s words often express her … [Read More...] about Blog 28 | Fear
“Even when everybody says you and me shouldn’t be friends, we keep goin’.
And we’ll keep on ’til we both know it’s time. But we’ll decide.”
Everyone in the Jim Crow South followed the rules set by society; everyone but Missy and Addie. Their friendship began in innocence, hidden behind the walls of two share-cropper cottages and in the field between them. How will age and time change that relationship? Will it end in betrayal?
The spotlight shines on Missy as she discovers secrets about her and Addie that could hurt all of them. A sheltered girl of the times, she is often confused about what is happening around her, yet she clings to one thing: her friendship with Addie. As they navigate the dangers that were a fact of life in Alabama during that time, we see how fear and self-preservation affect all the characters. Can Missy resist society, or will she finally conform and reject her friend?