Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress
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Georgia Bottoms is known in her small community of Six Points, Alabama, as a beautiful, well-to-do, and devoutly Baptist Southern belle.

Nobody realizes that the family fortune has long since disappeared, and a determinedly single woman like Georgia needs an alternative, and discreet, means of income. In Georgia's case it is six well-heeled lovers-one for each day of the week, with Mondays off-none of whom knows about the others.

But when the married preacher who has been coming to call (Saturdays) decides to confess their affair in front of the whole congregation, Georgia must take drastic measures to stop him. In GEORGIA BOTTOMS, Mark Childress proves once again his unmistakable skill for combining the hilarious and the absurd to reveal the inner workings of the rebellious human heart.
 

About Mark Childress

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Mark Childress was born in Monroeville, Alabama. He is the author of five previous novels and three books for children. He has lived in Ohio, Indiana, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, California, Costa Rica, and currently lives in New York City.
 
Published February 23, 2011 by Little, Brown and Company. 295 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Georgia can’t believe that such a terrorist act could ruin her luncheon because “it doesn’t have anything to do with us!” Other surprises are in store as well, for her 20-year-old son Nathan, whose father is black and one of Georgia’s first flings, literally shows up at her doorstep, and a new Ba...

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Post and Courier

A bawdy comic novel steeped in deep South stereotypes, "Georgia Bottoms" covers a lot of familiar territory: philandering preachers, mixed-race romance, a befuddled old racist white woman (she's called "Little Mama") and a ne'er-do-well brother (he's called "Brother").

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The Anniston Star

That Georgia Bottoms is some kind of woman, especially for the small Alabama town of Six Points, a town so seemingly staid that it remains “unblessed” by air conditioning.

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BG Daily News

Mark Childress has been on my list of must-read authors for quite some time, since I first saw “Crazy in Alabama,” a quirky comic film from 1999 directed by Antonio Banderas and starring his wife, Melanie Griffith, based on Childress’ 1993 novel of the same name.

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