Net of Jewels: A Novel

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Little, Brown, 1992 - Fiction - 360 pages
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Home for the summer in Alabama, Rhoda Manning seems blessed: her daddy is very rich, she is newly slim, and all of her friends adore her. But the passionate, independent Rhoda begins to realize that life is more than her comfortable, secure existence would suggest. As Rhoda strains against the confinements of home and family, she becomes reckless, flinging herself on a rebellious course toward destruction.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Gilchrist's latest—the coming-of-age autobiography of Rhoda Manning, introduced in In the Land of Dreamy Dreams (1981)—is, as usual, heavy on sensitivity and sexual soul-searching, but it's not as ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

She is the author of 16 works of fiction, including the story collection Victory Over Japan, which won the National Book Award & most recently, The Cabal & Other Stories. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Ocean Springs, Mississippi & New Orleans, Louisiana.

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