Tongues of Flame

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Washington Square Press, Aug 1, 1987 - Alabama - 162 pages
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These beautifully crafted stories depict the changing relationships between black and white southerners, the impact of the civil rights movement, and the emergence of the New South. Mary Ward Brown is a storyteller in the tradition of such powerful 20th-century writers as William Faulkner, Harper Lee, Flannery O'Connor, and Eudora Welty-writers who have explored and dramatized the tension between the inherited social structure of the South and its contemporary dissolution.

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These unpretentious short stories focus on the modern South, portraying the protagonists, both black and white, at moments of special tension or insight. In the title story a decaying country church ... Read full review

Contents

NEW DRESSES
1
THE CURE
17
THE BARBECUE
33
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