Loner Author:Constance Kwolek When Annie's father remarries after her mother's death, she feels sad and alone, no longer a part of the family. Her stepmother is kind and friendly but Annie feels she is no longer needed at home and she decides to take a part-time job babysitting and living in with a family. Despite her efforts to make it work, Annie cannot fit in with this ... more »family either; she leaves her small town and goes to the East Village.
In New York she finds Dolly, eight months pregnant, living in a loft with her husband and a group of kids. They immediately take Annie in and she becomes a member of their "family." Their way of life is strange and new: panhandling for money to buy food, drifting around the Village, and living in a filthy, drafty loft over a store. The experience in communal living is enlightening, but Annie wants more from life and realizes that she must do her own thing.« less