Five-year-old old Anya is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl. Thin, with waist-length hair, her life is just beginning. From outward appearances, she lives a privileged existence in a beautiful home with her parents and has everything she needs. But appearances can be deceiving. The Incident, a novel by Lela Anderson Stute, follows Anya from the young age of five to eighty-five as she takes her last breath. It tells how she learns to accept her position in life as an unwanted child, an unwanted wife, and an unwanted mother. It shares the life story of a woman who accepts and understands what it's like to be different. Conveying themes of emotional, childhood, and spousal abuse, this story offers insight into Anya's world as she feels rejection, fear, loss, and hope as someone who didn't know how to live life until it was too late.