The track of real desires: a novel
A long-gone woman returns home to Mississippi with her son and the knowledge of a secret ailment. As a long afternoon reaches toward midnight and beyond, through the eccentric cast of a Delta dinner party, a searing portrait emerges of Southern life, desires gone astray, and midlife suddenly encountered.
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The track of real desires: a novelUser Review - Book Verdict
Lowry's latest novel is set in provincial Eunola, Mississippi, among a group of hapless middle-aged friends who view one another much as they did in high school. When we first meet them, everyone is anxiously anticipating the party Baker Farrish has planned for Leland Standard, who has come home for a brief stay. No one knows that Leland has returned because she needs comfort and support to face the possibility of breast cancer; all they know is that they want to look good at her party. Baker, who enjoys emotional spectacles, chooses his guests as much for their ability to create a scene as for their ties to Leland. What happens when everyone meets is the most amusing part of this bittersweet novel about what might have been. Lowry's skillful use of humor and well-placed irony elevates her sad theme just enough to make it bearable. Recommended for all fiction collections.-Janet Wilson Reit, Univ. of Vermont Lib., Burlington
Review: Track Of Real Desires, TheUser Review - Goodreads
I am somewhat ashamed to admit to having read this book, as it contained some very graphic sexual passages that I found quite offensive. It also contained some intriguing southern characters, so I ...