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Set in Fulton, North Carolina, this novel involves a not-so-random sampling of contemporary Fultonians whose lives intersect at a single place, Quee's place. Quee Perdy, an energetic, widowed free-spirit past 60, is an entrepreneur for whom love and sex are the commodities in which she deals. McCorkle's storytelling skills allow her to juggle six parallel stories--including murder--in a novel about playing God.

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Fulton, North Carolina, gets pretty quiet during the off season. Or at least it seems that way. At the town post office it's so slow the postal clerk haas time to hunt through the dead letter file for entertaining reading. Out at nearby Feris Beach, erosion is turning waterfront properties into underwater properties, wave by wave. At the radio station, the local talk show host is late showing up so they're running the "Swap Shop" show early: "If you've got something you're itching to sell, something you mighta never woulda bought no way, then give us a call ..". And over on the wrong side of the tracks, Quee Purdy is warming up the aromatic massage oil. But this peaceful surface is about to crack wide open. In little Fulton, you see, at least one happily married woman entrusts her illicit love secrets to the dead letter file; at least one underwater property owner wants revenge; at least one radio talk show host is dying to hit the big time. And one energetic, voluptuous, free-spirited entrepreneur, well past sixty, is gearing up yet again to traffic in the "hot commodities" of love and sex. Her focus is on fixing broken hearts and on changing lives - she offers special kinds of repairs and alterations (and massage, too). In the course of this richly detailed novel - which includes six parallel love stories and an unsolved murder mystery - every kind of human problem finds its way to Quee Purdy's doorstep, from the fear of teenagers in trouble to the fallout from adulterous fusions. Quee lures the lost and lonely. She services the unserviceable. And, steadfastly refusing to cure incurable romantics, she savors the scorn of the self-righteous.

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In the course of this wide-ranging, richly detailed novel, every kind of human problem finds its way to the doorstep of Quee Purdy, a tireless entrepreneur for whom love and sex are the "hot commodities" in which she deals. McCorkle's extraordinary storytelling skills allow her to juggle at least six parallel stories in a novel about playing God. And she does it divinely.

About the Author

Five of Jill McCorkle's seven previous books have been named New York TimesNotables. Winner of the New England Booksellers Award, the Dos Passos Prize for Excellence in Literature, and the North Carolina Award for Literature, she has taught writing at the University of North Carolina, Bennington College, Tufts University, and Harvard. She lives near Boston with her husband, their two children, several dogs, and a collection of toads.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565121362
Author:
McCorkle, Jill
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Author:
McCorkle, Jill
Location:
Chapel Hill, N.C. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
Businesswomen
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Businesswomen -- North Carolina -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
96-05
Publication Date:
19960109
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.76 x 5.84 x 0.88 in 1 lb

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Product details 288 pages Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - English 9781565121362 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Fulton, North Carolina, gets pretty quiet during the off season. Or at least it seems that way. At the town post office it's so slow the postal clerk haas time to hunt through the dead letter file for entertaining reading. Out at nearby Feris Beach, erosion is turning waterfront properties into underwater properties, wave by wave. At the radio station, the local talk show host is late showing up so they're running the "Swap Shop" show early: "If you've got something you're itching to sell, something you mighta never woulda bought no way, then give us a call ..". And over on the wrong side of the tracks, Quee Purdy is warming up the aromatic massage oil. But this peaceful surface is about to crack wide open. In little Fulton, you see, at least one happily married woman entrusts her illicit love secrets to the dead letter file; at least one underwater property owner wants revenge; at least one radio talk show host is dying to hit the big time. And one energetic, voluptuous, free-spirited entrepreneur, well past sixty, is gearing up yet again to traffic in the "hot commodities" of love and sex. Her focus is on fixing broken hearts and on changing lives - she offers special kinds of repairs and alterations (and massage, too). In the course of this richly detailed novel - which includes six parallel love stories and an unsolved murder mystery - every kind of human problem finds its way to Quee Purdy's doorstep, from the fear of teenagers in trouble to the fallout from adulterous fusions. Quee lures the lost and lonely. She services the unserviceable. And, steadfastly refusing to cure incurable romantics, she savors the scorn of the self-righteous.
"Synopsis" by ,
In the course of this wide-ranging, richly detailed novel, every kind of human problem finds its way to the doorstep of Quee Purdy, a tireless entrepreneur for whom love and sex are the "hot commodities" in which she deals. McCorkle's extraordinary storytelling skills allow her to juggle at least six parallel stories in a novel about playing God. And she does it divinely.
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