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When the matron of an Alabama catering family dies, Fin Sweetleaf, thirty-ish and single, inherits a business in disarray and a sixteen-year-old nephew yearning for normalcy.
These two mismatched orphans, Fin and Hector Sweetleaf, must form a family in the wake of the domineering matron's death.
In her debut novel, Shebang, acclaimed short story writer Valerie Vogrin tells a love story with a heroine who refuses to accept the plot line. Fin coasts. For saving the business, for forging a family with Hector, for becoming a meaningful guardian, she has no plan. Catering indiscriminately to everyone, to "the whole shebang," Fin accepts the friends and lovers who appear on the front porch and drift into her life.
What begins as a near-empty house fills past capacity. Romantic advances tumble in a linen closet and lovemaking boils over onto kitchen counters. Longing for peace and any semblance of status quo, Hector endures yoga practice and poetry recitations, a trip to the emergency room and a home birth, feasts and fiascoes, trampoline tricks, and an amateur shot put contest.
Steeped in the rough mysteries and quirkiness of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Shebang celebrates the intricate web of family life--the families we're born into, and the families we create out of necessity.
Valerie Vogrin, an assistant professor of English at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, currently lives in St. Louis. Her work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Ambergris, the Chattahoochee Review, and Playboy (winning the Playboy College Fiction Contest in 1988).
From the Publisher: The rollicking story of an aunt and her nephew thrown together to fashion a family
Editorial: Univ Pr of Mississippi
Año de publicación: 2004
Condición del libro: Brand New
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Nº de ref. de la librería 34FG1M000MRP_ns
Descripción University Press of Mississippi. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Nº de ref. de la librería G157806564XI3N00
Descripción University Press of Mississippi. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Nº de ref. de la librería G157806564XI3N00
Descripción University Press of Mississippi, 2004. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Very Good. Minor shelf/edge wear. Dust jacket has light rubbing.Text clean & unmarked. Nº de ref. de la librería 24522
Descripción University Press of Mississippi, 2004. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG157806564X
Descripción University Press of Mississippi, 2004. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. Very good hardcover and dust jacket. First Edition. First Edition. Nº de ref. de la librería 170713-BR6
Descripción Univ Pr of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi, 2004. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: As New. As New condition. First Edition. Signed by author. Nº de ref. de la librería 8147
Descripción University Press of Mississippi. Estado de conservación: Fine. 1st ed.; fine condition, DJ fine condition. Nº de ref. de la librería GTC3588
Descripción University Press of Mississipp, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P02157806564X
Descripción Funk & Wagnalls. Estado de conservación: Fine. 1st ed.; fine condition, DJ fair condition, wear at corners and edges, 1" chip at top edge of DJ spine. Nº de ref. de la librería GTC3589