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Cakewalk: Stories

Cakewalk: Stories (Paperback)

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First published in 1982, Cakewalk was the first short story collection by iconic Southern writer Lee Smith. Comic and observant, Smith's fourteen tales in Cakewalk introduce readers to a host of memorable Southern characters. Her protagonists include aging gossips, a soap opera-hooked housewife, a runaway teenager, and divergent sisters in various combinations. Smith's gutsy Southern women don't always triumph, but, with her sympathetic portrayals, readers gain appreciation for the merits of spirited perseverance, right or wrong, in the face of modern adversity. The characters are everyday folks with everyday problems, particularly the tensions of home and family and loneliness and connection. Smith is keenly aware of the foibles that make people so maddeningly funny but also deeply sensitive to their pain and sorrow. This Southern Revival edition includes a new introduction by the author.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: University of South Carolina Press Publication Date: 30/04/2014 ISBN-13: 9781611174199  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Lee Smith is the author of sixteen works of fiction, including Fair and Tender Ladies, Oral History, and her recent collection of stories, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger. Her many awards include the North Carolina Award for Literature and an Academy Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; her novel The Last Girls was a New York Times best seller as well as winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. Smith's latest novel is Guests on Earth.

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