Loretta is a young woman, and seriously heartbroken. She seeks for comfort in her older sister Daisy. Daisy’s husband decides to send Loretta to live with another couple; that way Loretta will gain enough distance to the man who broke her heart. Loretta, however, has a secret that worries her and keeps her up at night.
‘A Wicked Woman’ is one of the short stories in Jack London’s collection ‘When God laughs and Other Stories’. The collection includes 12 exciting short stories that focus on the layers of the human mind.
Jack London (1876–1916) was an American writer and social activist. He grew up in the working class, but became a worldwide celebrity and one of the highest paid authors of his time. He wrote several novels, which are considered classics today, among these 'Call of the Wild', 'Sea Wolf' and 'White Fang'.