In electrifying prose and with a rare generosity of feeling, this dramatic and piercing debut novel tells the story of the fractured lives of three generations of one Southern family. "Magnificent . . . brims with characters who seem truer than life."Kaye Gibbons.
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From a West Point buddy describing the brash and charismatic young Harrison just before WW II, to his wife relating his brutal punches and drunken rages in their 1950s home, to the laments of his mistress, his sister-in- law's heartbreak for her Vietnam-bound son, to his grown children's account ...| Read Full Review of The Wonder Book of the Air
We are introduced to young Harrison Dorrance as he makes his way through the confusion of adolescence with the help of his eccentric uncle, who advises him above all to be flexible, because ``the earth curves.'' Though accurate, this maxim is of little help when WWII begins and the once-charming ...| Read Full Review of The Wonder Book of the Air