23 strange-but-true stories of women flirting with perdition... In the steamy South, temptation is as wild and plentiful as kudzu. Whether the sin in question is skinny-dipping or becoming an unlikely porn star, running rum or renting out a room to a pair of exhibitionistic adulterers, in these true stories women defy tradition and forge their own paths through lifeaoften learning unexpected lessons from the experience. As Dorothy Allison writes in her introduction, aThe most dangerous stories are the true ones, the ones we hesitate to tell, the adventures laden with fear or shame or the relentless pull of regret. Some of those are about things that we are secretly deeply proud to have done.a A diverse array of contributorsamothers, daughters, sisters, best friends, fiancAces, divorcees, professors, poets, lifeguards-in-training, lapsed Baptists, tipsy debutantes, middle-aged lesbiansalend their voices to this collection. Introspective and abashed, joyous and triumphant (but almost never apologetic), they remind us that sin, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.True Stories of the Sultry South and Women Behaving Badly Lee Gutkind, Beth Ann Fennelly ... It came downcold and clear, andI plungedstraight intoits thundering circumference, in mycotton sundress, squealing, raising my face to its goodness, eye makeup be damned. ... Iwondered if I should be ashamed, butI laughed asIput onions on thebun, thinkingI hadna#39;t done anythingI wouldna#39;t doonthe salsaanbsp;...
|Author||:||Lee Gutkind, Beth Ann Fennelly|
|Publisher||:||Fourth Chapter Books - 2014-03-18|