First Sentence Fridays – Chapter 33
Those with unpredictable behavior, the people who appear fine one minute only to change in the next, are difficult to be around. I’m currently reading the popular memoir, EDUCATED by Tara Westover, and several in her family are like this, but in particular one brother stands out. As I’ve read about the things he’s done, the way he treated her, I’m hoping he has a comeuppance – and soon. I’m a little over halfway through the book, so, I have no idea if he will or not.
Frank Fowler is a lot like Westover’s brother, acting a certain way one minute, only to change in the next, and while he strikes me as similar, he’s more conniving, hiding his true behaviors from Sonny’s mama. Sonny’s observations and concerns throughout the story have honed her abilities to see and sense this unpredictability, and she’s also discovered there is ritualistic manner to his outbursts and anger.
There was a pattern when it came to Mr. Fowler’s tirades.