Charlotte G Morgan One August Day

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One August Day

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What happens at the center of a life-changing storm such as Katrina or Camille? Charlotte Morgan imagines what such a disaster could be like for the people involved in One August Day. According to Mary Carroll in Booklist, "A browbeaten woman grasps the damage her cruel husband is doing to their three children. A runaway teenager tries to make a place for himself. A teacher heads for a new life with the man she loves. A prison escapee plots biblical revenge. An elderly woman in intermittent contact with reality rules the ancient mansion she hasn't left in years. A vivid and involving story." One August Day was nominated for the Virginia Literary Prize in Fiction.

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Charlotte G. Morgan is the author of One August Day, Protecting Elvis, and numerous published short stories, including one selected for a prestigious Pushcart Prize. She was awarded a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Virginia Commonwealth University where she studied with literary giants Tom DeHaven, Paule Marshall, and Lee Smith. For over twenty-five summers she has served as Writer-In-Residence at Nimrod Hall Summer Arts Program in the mountains of Virginia, where she has been fortunate to work with authors Cathryn Hankla and Sheri Reynolds.

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Like Marianne Wiggins (see above), Morgan has set her novel in a Virginia battered by a severe storm. On the night of August 19, 1969, the "tail-end" of Hurricane Camille dumped over 25 inches of rain within five hours on Nelson County. Of the more than 100 people who died in the torrential downpour, eight still remain unidentified. Building on these facts in her sturdy debut, short-story writer Morgan imagines the identities of those eight people, reconstructing the events of the final day of their lives. Helen Jansky impulsively decides she must take her children away from her emotionally abusive husband; elderly, delusional Charlotte is crotchety with her faithful "nigra" maid, Ora; ex-convict Clarence Winston alternates quoting the Bible with fantasies of "baptizing" women in a fashion the church would frown upon; Judy Marsh, burned once in love, prepares to leave town to be with the man of her dreams; and young Daniel Alexander looks for a haven from false criminal accusations and his domineering father. Interweaving her characters' stories in hour by hour segments, Morgan often furnishes background information at the expense of voice and atmosphere. Still, she builds suspense as the hurricane moves closer. Like Thornton Wilder's classic The Bridge of San Luis Rey, the narrative carries a sense of inevitability, and the reader's knowledge that a force of nature will determine the destiny of these people in its path makes the characters' lives more compelling than they otherwise might have been.
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