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Galloway, Janice. "Someone Had To"


- a desperate account of the uncle Frank in the role of a father to the problematic child Kimberley and probably a partner to her mother Linda

- the child gets out of control, ceases communicating and gets on Frank's nerves

- he abuses her and eventually ends up intent on bathing her in boiling water as "someone had to"



- concentrates on atmosphere rather than on action

- presents a shocking fact of child abuse versus the equally discomforting despair of the tyrannous parent

- the fatal results of failure of communication between human beings


  • Author

    Galloway, Janice. (b. 1955).
  • Full Title

    "Someone Had To".
  • First Published

    In: Where You Find It. London: Jonathan Cape, 1996.
  • Form

    Short story.

Works Cited

Galloway, Janice. "Someone Had To". Where You Find It. London: Jonathan Cape, 1996.


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