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Steely and formidable, Jerene Jarvis Johnston sits near the apex of society in contemporary Charlotte, North Carolina, where old Southern money and older family skeletons meet the new wealth of bankers, land speculators, and social climbers. Jerene and her Civil War reenactor husband, Duke, have four adult children—sexually reckless real estate broker Annie; earnest minister Bo; gay-but-dont-tell-anyone Joshua; and naive, impressionable college freshman Jerilyn. Jerenes brother, Gaston, is an infamously dissolute novelist and gossip who knows her secrets and Dukes; while her sister, Dillard, is a reclusive prisoner of her own unfortunate choices. When a scandal threatens the Johnston familys status and dwindling finances, Jerene swings into action...and she will stop at nothing to keep what she has and preserve her legacy. Wilton Barnhardt's Lookaway, Lookaway is a headlong, hilarious narrative of a family coming apart on the edge of the old South and the new, and an unforgettable woman striving to hold it together.

About the Author

Wilton Barnhardt is the author of three previous novels: Emma Who Saved My Life, Gospel, and Show World.  A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he teaches fiction in the masters of fine arts in the creative writing program at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where he lives.

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MissMaggie, October 22, 2014 (view all comments by MissMaggie)
I finished this book yesterday and I can't stop thinking about it. I couldn't wait to finish it and I didn't want it to end. Each character's story just sucks you in as the whole world of the novel becomes clearer as events unfold. This novel deals with everything from how Southerners talk about the civil war, race and sexuality, to the development of land and the culture on college campuses. So good, so good.
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ISBN:
9781250022288
Author:
Barnhardt, Wilton
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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