Love in A Dry Season

Love in A Dry Season

Book - 1992
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Random House, Inc.
Shelby Foote's magnificently orchestrated novel anticipates much of the subject matter of his monumental Civil War trilogy, rendering the clash between North and South with a violence all the more shocking for its intimacy.

Love in a Dry Season describes an erotic and economic triangle, in which two wealthy and fantastically unhappy Mississippi families, the Barcrofts and the Carrutherses, are joined by an open-faced fortune hunter from the North, a man whose ruthlessness is matched only by his inability to understand the people he tries to exploit and his fatal incomprehension of the passions he so casually ignites.

Combining a flawless sense of place with a Faulknerian command of the grotesque, Foote's novel turns a small cotton town into a sexual battleground as fatal as Vicksburg or Shiloh, and one where strategy is no match for instinct and tradition.

Baker & Taylor
Set in Mississippi during the Great Depression, this novel tells the story of two families--the Barcrofts and the Carrutherses--and the subtle disintegration of the Northern fortune hunter who joins them together

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1992
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
ISBN: 9780679736189
Branch Call Number: FICTION FOOTE
Characteristics: 250 p. ; 21 cm


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