page 106 of 244 of An Unrestored Woman

The Lost Ribbon

We start off with a murder and she compares this act with the summer heat and failure of the monsoons. It’s an interesting choice to introduce a character who is killing their child via strangulation and then justifies it by saying “If you [I] don’t kill her, he will”. Obviously something bad is also going on – I wonder if this will follow in Dostoevsky’s story of the mother murderer in Brothers?