Jean Day based her splendid novel Consequences, which appears in 32 chapters in Open Writing, on a diary of one of her forebears, Charles Simpson Walker. The story is interlaced with the imagined diary (written by Jean) kept by Mary Eagle, the young woman who Charles married.
The fact that Jean’s story involves real people rather than invented characters adds huge historical relevance to the novel.
In this epilogue Jean tells what happened to those mentioned in Consequences in their later lives.
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