Synopses & Reviews
This is the story of the Riants and the Morrows-and the wealth of household help and extended family that make up their circle. As such it is history told through one family's fate: the story of the South, as it rose slowly, unsteadily, from the ruins of the Civil War and stuttered into the twentieth century and the age of speculation and boom. Filled with incisive reflections on death, love, atonement, friendship, race, and most of all, family, In the Hope of Rising Again is the stunning debut of a writer of great insight and imagination.
Filled with reflections on death, love, atonement, friendship, and race, Scully's acclaimed, elegant first novel is history told through one family's fate: the story of the South as it rises slowly from the ruins of the Civil War and stutters into the 20th century.
About the Author
Helen Scully was born in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1977 and attended Brown University. She worked in publishing in New York City before moving to Barcelona in 2001, where she wrote art columns for the magazine Barcelona Metropolitan.