A collection of diverse voices and experiences, all springing from a shared legacy: memories of the american South, of being “downhome.” Mee introduces each group of stories and then lets the authors reveal aspects of the South from their own female point of view. Introduction by the Author.
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Susie Mee is the author of a novel, The Girl Who Loved Elvis, and an anthology of southern women writers, Downhome, with Harcourt Brace. Her stories have appeared in The Virginia Quarterly, Confrontation, and Redbook. She teaches fiction writing in the DART program at New York University.
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Book Description Mariner Books, 1995. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: YA. A powerful collection of short stories by Southern female writers, from Eudora Welty and Zora Neale Hurston to Ellen Gilchrist and Dorothy Allison. Written in a time period spanning several decades, the selections reflect the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of Southern life. They also tap into the darker side of Southern life. They deal with the superficial roles women are expected to play as they hide their problems behind social niceties; the racial tensions of blacks and whites co-existing in a society of inequities and accepted myths; the nuances of the "caste system" that dominate social interactions; and the taboos and inhibitions associated with sexual behaviors. The female characters engage in courtships, marry, and experience happiness or despair in their relationships. They find solace or bondage in their religion, and finally deal with death. The unifying theme, however, is the sense of place, of belonging to something larger than self, of "downhome." Mee prefaces each of these thematic sections with an analysis of its central theme and brief comments on the stories found in the section, resulting in a somewhat academic tone. Glenda Decker, Lee High School, Springfield, VA. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0156001217
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Book Description Harcourt Books, Inc. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 512 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.1in. x 1.4in.A collection of diverse voices and experiences, all springing from a shared legacy: memories of the american South, of being downhome. Mee introduces each group of stories and then lets the authors reveal aspects of the South from their own female point of view. Introduction by the Author. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780156001212
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