In The Astronomer’s Daughter, Janet reads of her conversation wtih Marge, who was friends with Emily for 20 years, during the time the schizophrenia began to manifest itself. We learn, in this section of the story, about Emily’s wanderings in Golden Gate Park late at night, and ask the questions.
Marge corroborated much of what Janet had pieced together or guessed, but the reader is left with questions: Did Emily’s upset over her brother’s divorce contribute to the onset of her illness? Were her string of relationships an attempt to find someone as large as life as her father?
Janet’s Other Books:
The Sion Grail