The Gettin' Place

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Hyperion, Jun 27, 1996 - Fiction - 496 pages
4 Reviews
In the third novel by the author of Blacker Than a Thousand Midnights, the Thompson clan tries to deal with the chaos after their family patriarch finds the burning bodies of two white women on his property and is then accidentally gunned down by police. Tour.

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User Review  - Hans - Goodreads

4+ stars - Packed with characters (and cameos from other Rio Seco novels), The Gettin Place is not necessarily an easy or a fast read. However, it has a critical central theme that is (unfortunately ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ayelet Waldman - Goodreads

Susan Straight is such a pitch perfect writer. It's amazing to me how she manages to create perfect worlds in just a very few sentences. Read full review

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Novelist and short story writer Susan Straight graduated from Amherst College in 1984. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of California in Riverside. Aquaboogie, her first collection of short stories, won the Milkweed National Fiction Prize and was one of Publishers Weekly's best paperbacks (1990). I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots was named one of 1992's best novels by both Publishers Weekly and USA Today. It was also a New York Times Notable Book.

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