Spinsters by Pagan Kennedy
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Fannie and Doris, middle-aged sisters and spinsters, have been taking care of their father for their entire adult lives. When he dies in 1968, they hit the road in their Plymouth Valiant to take a much-needed vacation, to find themselves after years of living in a world soley inhabited by their immediate family.

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Published June 1, 1995 by Serpent's Tail. 200 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A slim novella that--like the author's story collection (Stripping, 1993)--chronicles the dramatic loss of innocence of its female lead: Here, the narrator and her sister take to the road, though not quite in the manner of Thelma and Louise.

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While some readers may object to Frannie's selfhood emerging through sexual feelings for a man, such criticism is ultimately shallow, as this creative, witty and subtly adventuresome character is able to treat her sexual coming-of-age as yet another wonderful discovery in an unpredictable, quirky...

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Pagan Kennedy's debut novel follows two sheltered thirtysomethings who hit the road and come of age — belatedly — in the '60s.

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