Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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
"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
"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.