When I saw Barbara Hershey in LAST SUMMER in 1967, she fairly lit up the screen. I expected her to go on to the stardom that her contemporaries, Susan Sarandon, Glenn Close, and Meryl Streep achieved. And although she still gets parts, she never quite hit her stride, consigned mostly to playing wives, TV guest roles, or demented mothers. She was great in HANNAH AND HER SISTERS and A WORLD APART, but there were so much mediocre TV and movie work. Perhaps her Barbara Seagull period derailed her. Now there are many more actors who failed on far greater scales but still.
Patricia Abbott is the author of more than 125 stories that have appeared online, in print journals and in various anthologies. She is the author of two print novels CONCRETE ANGEL (2015) and SHOT IN DETROIT (2016)(Polis Books). CONCRETE ANGEL was nominated for an Anthony and Macavity Award in 2016. SHOT IN DETROIT was nominated for an Edgar Award and an Anthony Award in 2017. A collection of her stories I BRING SORROW AND OTHER STORIES OF TRANSGRESSION will appear in 2018.