Claudia Isham, concerned about her appearance her whole life, is presented with a chance to start over when she and her husband move to the fictional town of Beasley, N.C. Claudia has plastic surgery and arrives in Beasley with a new face to match her new life. Life in the South proves to be a difficult adjustment for the Ishams. They encounter casual racism in their acquaintances, which is manifested when the town discovers that Claudia has been having an affair with her African American gardener. There is a dramatic twist when Claudia’s husband is found murdered and her lover is accused of the crime.
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