I could not help but picture what is going on with Eugene’s mom to be out of the stereotypical soap operas. In this case Eugene’s mom puts on that fake front about caring about her son and his well-being in life yet in the end she only cares about herself and like Christina said, her financial securities. Selfish much? I think so. Again I agree with you Christina that Eugene is going to be facing a real issue settling down especially since we know how women were treated and looked upon during those times. I can only imagine how the rest of the book is going to unravel. Who will have the ultimate power? Eugene or his mom?