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On The Occasion Of My Last Afternoon

On The Occasion Of My Last Afternoon

Like America in the mid-nineteenth century, Emma Garnet Tate Lowell is at war with herself. Born to privilege on a grand plantation she grows up more and more aware that her family’s prosperity is inextricably linked to the institution of slavery. As she looks back on her troubled childhood, her attempt to create the ideal happy home through marriage, and the war that destroyed the rhythm of all their days, so she begins the long journey towards her own reconstruction.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 6th May 1999

Price: £14

ISBN-13: 9781860496813


Despite the comings and goings of literary fashion, not much of real importance has changed since Horace said that our stories should aim to instruct and delight. Beginning with ELLEN FOSTER, Kaye Gibbons has achieved both on every page. And she does it again here, strikingly, in a novel abut the bright habits of mind required for survival - and the high price paid for living on
Charles Frazier, author of COLD MOUNTAIN
Gibbons has wrought a balanced and highly accessible novel...well constructed and provocative
Gibbons writes with confidence and imagination about personalities and a time which she has made her own.
If there is a writer worthy to nominated the literary heir of Eudora Welty, Gibbons is that writer.