Chapter 1ABSOLUTE PLEASURES
"Who told Thad she was dead?" Rena asked.
"Thad killed her," Eva said. "He already knew."
Their father -- from his rocker, almost dark in the evening -- said, "Hush your voices down. Your mother's on the way. And never call him Thad.
He was her dear father, your own grandfather; and of course he never killed her."
Kennedy said, "He gave her the baby. The baby killed her. So I think he did justice, killing himself."
"Shame," their father said. He drew at his cigar. "I hope none of you lives to face such a choice." Another draw. "But one of you...