Family Man: A Novel

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Mercer University Press, 1999 - Fiction - 111 pages
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Wheeler Boone, the stereotypical Southern Family Man, whose word is law in his own household, proves his infidelity to his family in the most definitive manner. His obedient wife Myra breaks her chains of servility to do battle with the dark consequences of Wheeler's illicit conduct. Essentially, she takes up his cross to atone for his wrongdoing. In the process, she forms a unique relationship with Wheeler's pregnant mistress, Sandy Whatley, and enhances her affectionate relationship with her mother-in-law, the Reverend Naomi Boone.Wheeler, unwilling to acknowledge his accountability, and unable to embrace the changes that are racing through his life, does what he does best -- which is to blame the victims of his betrayal. His unregenerate reaction to their righteous stance becomes a textbook example of what a Family Man is barred, by the laws of simple decency, from doing.

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Alderman is a full-time writer who has written song lyrics for The Holy Notes. She is the author of a political column The Focus On for the Nashville Herald.

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