Seduction by light

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Delta Fiction, 1988 - Fiction - 338 pages
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Meet Mamie Franklin--formerly of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, now of Santa Monica, California. Hailed in the '50s for her domestic roles in Hollywood films, she now works as a housekeeper. By listening to her singular brand of earthy wit and psychic wisdom, readers see how she ultimately triumphs over events that would bring a lesser woman to her knees.

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In language as fresh, sassy, and homespun as Huckleberry Finn's, former singer/actress Mamie Franklin recounts her last months' adventures as part-time maid and full-time psychic in Santa Monica ... Read full review


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Born May 31, 1939 at Ocean Springs, Mississippi on the Gulf Coast near Biloxi, Al Young grew up in the rural South of villages and small towns, and in urban, industrial Detroit. From 1957-1960 he attended the University of Michigan, where he co-edited Generation, the campus literary magazine. In 1961 he emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area. Settling at first in Berkeley, he held a variety of colorful jobs (folksinger, lab aide, disk jockey, medical photographer, clerk typist, employment counselor) before graduating with honors from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Spanish. His marriage in 1963 to technical writer and editor Arline Young produced one child: their son Michael, born in 1971. From 1969-1976 he was Edward B. Jones Lecturer in Creative Writing at Stanford near Palo Alto, where he lived and worked for three decades. In the year 2000 he returned to Berkeley, where he continues to freelance.

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