The one bright spot in Vanessa's life is her daughter, Kennedy, and her love for the piano. Kennedy is practicing to audition for an esteemed music academy that Vanessa can no way afford, but Vanessa will do anything to help her daughter succeed even if it means sacrificing her own chances for a better life.

Choke 2006, St. Martins Press-3pl, New York

ISBN-13: 9780312348038

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