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"One D.O.A., One on the Way" is a novel which opens on Jay, a location scout for a movie production company. She is complacently married to Alt, who has just been diagnosed with a grave illness and gone back to his palatial family home, back to the care of his parents. Which is just fine with Jayor so she tells herself at the start. But standing left of center in this still-prosperous but mortally wounded family does not get easier as the weeks wear on. As she tries to negotiate her way around the anger of Saunders, Alt's despised twin brother; maintain her friendship with Petal, his beautiful wife; and protect what's left of the innocence of Collie, the niece caught in the middle, Jay finds more than the Louisiana heat oppressive.
With her trademark biting humor and breathtaking facility with minimalist language, Mary Robison, author of the award-winning "Why Did I Ever," sets the stage for a beguiling Southern Gothic sure to delight her fanatical following and new readers alike.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A widely published poet, critic, editor, and cultural historian, Geoffrey O'Brien has been honored with a Whiting Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and is the editor-in-chief of The Library of America. He lives in New York City.
- Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
- Hardcover: 166
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9781582433059