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The Laughing Place

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Publisher Comments:

John and Louise Vess have conducted their lives seamlessly and honorably in the South Carolina home that has been in their family for generations. Upon John's sudden death, their daughter Annie-also a recent widow-returns to comfort Louise. But Annie finds all has changed: a gigantic artificial lake has flooded the woods she remembers, her sensible mother spouts born-again homilies, and her father's reputation is threatened by a long-hidden scandal.

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"In Durban's engaging and long-awaited first novel, Annie Vess—a widow in her mid-thirties—returns to her family home in South Carolina for her father's funeral. As painful as this event is for Annie, it pales in comparison to some of her other discoveries, e. g., that her Episcopalian upper-class mother has become a born-again Fundamentalist, that her cousin Mel is about to marry a man whose fidelity is extremely suspect, and that her upstanding father led a double life. Durban excels in land and weather descriptions of the present-day South. Winner of a Rhinehart Award, the author teaches at Georgia State University." Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

About the Author

Pam Durban is the author of a story collection, All Set About With Fever Trees. She has received a Rinehart Award, a Whiting Writer's Award, and a Crazyhorse Fiction Award. She lives in Atlanta and teaches at Georgia State University

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312131104
Author:
Durban, Pam
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family
Subject:
South carolina
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Family -- South Carolina -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Large Print:
Y
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.793 in 0.705 lb

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