This is a fictionalized account of the affair of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney. I know in real life she was murdered at Taliesin as well as her two children by a man working at the house. It is a heartbreaking real life story.
Wright and Cheney ran off together, to Germany, leaving their spouses and nine children behind. The hometown newspaper runs articles outing their affair--with interviews from the betrayed spouses. Neither Catherine Wright nor Edwin Cheney place any blame on their respective wayward spouses laying all of the blame on the other person. Mamah Cheney goes into a tailspin--not because of her destruction of both families but because she will now be forever known as an adulterer.
She goes to hear Ellen Key speak--a widely respected Swedish feminist. Key was also an other woman earlier in her life and blathers on about true love being more important than anything else and how marriages where love has died, blah, blah, blah. Really sickening, self justifying bull shit.
I'm about half way through and probably that's all I'm going to read.