North Gladiola: A Novel

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LSU Press, May 1, 2000 - Fiction - 264 pages
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Ethyl Mae Coco's rambling Victorian home on North Gladiola -- the Main Street of Tula Springs, Louisiana -- is the only residence left at the business end of town, but it's a hotbed for chaotic comedy. Mrs. Coco, aged fifty-seven and feeling somewhat left behind herself, directs her considerable energy into keeping those around her in line -- her remote, obsessively bargain-hunting husband; members of the Pro Arts Quartet chamber music group, which Ethyl Mae aspires to turn into an accomplished cultural jewel; her six unruly grown children, none of whom keeps the Catholic faith to their staunch convert mother's satisfaction; and the other assorted, eccentric, and endearing people of Tula Springs. Nothing is simple -- or quite as gossip portrays it -- in Tula Springs, but after all upheavals and sunders pass, this wired family and community remain strongly connected.

 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
15
Section 3
30
Section 4
44
Section 5
56
Section 6
69
Section 7
82
Section 8
91
Section 10
117
Section 11
134
Section 12
147
Section 13
179
Section 14
196
Section 15
209
Section 16
231
Section 17
254

Section 9
105

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About the author (2000)

James Wilcox is the author of eight novels, including Modern Baptists, Miss Undine's Living Room, Guest of a Sinner, and, most recently, Heavenly Days. He is Robert Penn Warren Professor and director of creative writing at Louisiana State University and lives in Baton Rouge.

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