Grandmother Kate Walker
had an affair of her own, quickly ended it, and was shot dead by her enraged ex-lover (who had apparently meant only to threaten and scare her). Henry married again to secure...
The germ of this novel lay in a story told to AW
by her sister Ruth
, probably in 1973, of how their step-grandmother, Rachel Walker
, begged her husband
's mistress, Shug Perry