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Publisher Comments:

Over the past ten years, Gilchrist fans have enjoyed glimpses of headstrong, redheaded Rhoda in five previous collections. Here, for the first time, are the collected Rhoda stories — including two new ones — offering a full-blown portrait of a woman worth waiting for: one of contemporary literature's most enchanting characters, in all her wicked glory.

With a high libido and reckless courage to match, Rhoda is one of those irresistible people who never hold back or take convention too seriously. In these twenty-three stories, arranged chronologically, we follow Rhoda from a precocious kid with a movie-star complex to a coed who makes love to a fraternity boy, and the next week elopes with him, to a middle-aged writer looking for a fling in the age of AIDS.

Review:

"Prolific author Gilchrist has a winner in this delightful collection....Rhoda is as real as anyone who has ever "lived" in a book. Recommended..." Library Journal

Review:

"This welcome if inconsistent collection assembles all 21 of the Rhoda stories....Rhoda remains the same sassy and outspoken gal she has always been and always will be." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"There are few pleasures...that can match the satisfaction of a collection of short stories by Ellen Gilchrist." Chicago Tribune

About the Author

Ellen Gilchrist is the critically acclaimed author of ten previous books, including the National Book Award-winning Victory Over Japan and, most recently, Starcarbon. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316314640
Subtitle:
A Life in Stories Tag: Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction
Author:
Gilchrist, Ellen
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Women poets
Subject:
Women poets -- Fiction.
Subject:
Manning, Rhoda Katherine (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subject:
Manning, Rhoda Katherine
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
Nr. 4329
Publication Date:
November 1995
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.23x5.54x1.02 in. 1.06 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Prolific author Gilchrist has a winner in this delightful collection....Rhoda is as real as anyone who has ever "lived" in a book. Recommended..."
"Review" by , "This welcome if inconsistent collection assembles all 21 of the Rhoda stories....Rhoda remains the same sassy and outspoken gal she has always been and always will be."
"Review" by , "There are few pleasures...that can match the satisfaction of a collection of short stories by Ellen Gilchrist."
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