Silk Hope, NC by Lawrence Naumoff
(A Harvest Book) (Harvest American Writing)

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“Compassionate understanding and humor illuminate this understated yet dazzling work” (Publishers Weekly)-a compelling parable in which two sisters find, among the neglected virtues of the past, a sustenance to carry them into the future. “A fine, unnerving little hermeneutic of love” (Village Voice).
 

About Lawrence Naumoff

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Lawrence Naumoff is the author of six novels and lots of stories. Hersquo;s won a Whiting Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Discovery Award, a Thomas Wolfe fiction award, and the Walter Raleigh prize for the best work of fiction in North Carolina for the year 2005. His books have been published in Finland, England, Spain, Holland, and Germany, and he teaches creative writing at UNC in Chapel Hill. His novels are: The Night of the Weeping Women; Rootie Kazootie; Taller Women; Silk Hope, NC; A Plan for Women; and A Southern Tragedy in Crimson and Yellow.
 
Published June 27, 1994 by Harcourt Brace & Company. 368 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Self Help, Romance, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Now a wittier moralist with a stronger story, Naumoff has his one unreconstructed chauvinist pig bested by a real pig, Frannie's pet sow, while keeping the spotlight on Frannie's moving transformation from a waif into a woman.

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Frannie is so irresponsible that she misses her mother's death and funeral, which only serves to deepen her feelings of loneliness, self-loathing and depression--feelings that started in childhood when her father walked out without a backward glance.

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PW called Naumoff's fourth novel, about sisters who inherit their family's farmland, ``an understated yet dazzling work.'' (Mar.)

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Director Kevin Dowling does what he can with the shallow material, but Dalene Young's teleplay (based on Lawrence Naumoff's book) is chock-full of empty lines from empty people.

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