What is this? This Brief History of Women in America? What’s it all about? Is it fact or fiction? History or memoir?
It’s a mixed bag really, a hodgepodge, a mostly true story based on Elizabeth Hamilton’s fictional life about a whole slew of family trials and tribulations that did in fact happen but maybe not exactly as Elizabeth claims.
Elizabeth is, after all, a highly emotional young lady who is presently ticked off. Royally ticked off, in fact. And when you’re royally ticked off your judgment can get, well… a little cloudy.
Elizabeth, you see, is out to settle some scores. Three scores in particular.
One against the US military establishment who she holds responsible for the loss of her sister Sarah’s right leg, blown off when an IED blew up her Marine Corps Humvee while patrolling the streets of Baghdad.
One against Olympic downhill ski champion Johnny Armour who she holds personally responsible for beating and abusing her twin sister, Katherine. The list of infractions against Johnny includes swollen bruises on Katherine’s face, broken ribs in her chest, fractured bones in her arm, and years of emotional cruelty that demand a reckoning.
And finally one against wealthy Internet Entrepreneur Bob the Smut King Blackwood who Elizabeth holds responsible for destroying her beloved father’s reputation out of pettiness, jealousy, and envy.
Oh yes, make no mistake, Elizabeth Hamilton is a young woman on the warpath. She’s out to demand an accounting, exact revenge, and seek retribution. Women, according to Elizabeth’s version of events, have been dealt a raw deal since the Mayflower anchored off Plymouth Rock. And now she’s out to right a few wrongs.
A Brief History of Women in America is her story. In her words. And actions. Told in real time as she first lays assault on the Pentagon, then hurtles west in her Civic for a confrontation with Johnny Armour in his Sun Valley, Idaho mansion. And finally back in her small hometown in rural Connecticut where she breaks into Mr. Bob Blackwood’s restored New England farmhouse, takes him hostage at gunpoint, and locks him in the tunnel beneath the house once used by slaves seeking freedom on the Underground Railroad.
Quite a ride, Ms. Hamilton is on. No telling how it will all turn out. We can only hope there will be a happy ending. For Elizabeth. And for the women of America.