Three generations of women—grandmother, mother, and daughter—share a literal hearing impairment, perhaps inherited. Or perhaps a figurative deafness is being passed down: a silence that comes from words not spoken, questions not confronted, relationships not named.
Give Me Your Good Ear is Francie’s story. Francie learns to weave a new life for herself by untying the knots that have kept her in bondage: a childhood terrorized by an alcoholic father and a secret of violence shared with her mother. This is a story of enduring value, about violence and silences echoed through generations, about coming to consciousness and learning to heal.