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Jul 13, 2010
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Jul 13, 2010 | ISBN 9780307877550
Rhoda Manning is home for the summer in Dunleith, Alabama. In an age of conformity and innocence, the 19-year-old is tired of conventional virtue. Resisting her easy life, she yearns for meaning and beauty, profundity and mystery. Impulsive and adventurous, she attends a midnight meeting of the Klan, and then repelled, hurls herself into the civil rights movement. Half-conscious of her unmet needs and desires, she vacillates between the world of her family and that of her dreams, flirting with danger, pressing against the edge — with disturbing and tragic consequences.
Ellen Gilchrist is a novelist, short story writer, poet, and recipient of a National Book Award for her collection of short stories Victory Over Japan. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she teaches creative writing and contemporary fiction at the… More about Ellen Gilchrist
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