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Net of jewels: a novel

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Home for the summer in Alabama, Rhoda Manning seems blessed: her daddy is very rich, she is newly slim, and all of her friends adore her. But the passionate, independent Rhoda begins to realize that life is more than her comfortable, secure existence would suggest. As Rhoda strains against the confinements of home and family, she becomes reckless, flinging herself on a rebellious course toward destruction.
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full_title net of jewels
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display_description Home for the summer in Dunleith, Alabama, Rhoda Manning's life appears at ease. But the headstrong, passionate 19-year-old refuses to settle for a comfortable, conventional existence. Yearning for a life of profundity, adventure, and beauty, Rhoda breaks from the seemingly secure world of her family to recklessly follow her dreams-but not without tragic and disturbing consequences. A failed marriage, shady abortion, an impulsive decision to sneak into a midnight meeting of the Klan, dates with her shrink, a deluge of booze, and a bout of repentance all seem to vie as the means to Rhoda's own liberation. Gilchrist unflinchingly takes us through the turbulence of Rhoda's formative years, on an outrageous coming-of-age journey of a young white woman in the 1960's South-digging through the bone to reveal the chill of human experience. In her ninth book, which begins in the mid-50's, Ellen Gilchrist tracks a 19-year-old who drinks too much, marries too young, and is bored by her own children. The plucky Rhoda Manning has appeared in many of Gilchrist's short stories; in Net of Jewels she positively struts. ...She struggles to free herself from the constraints of upper-crust Southern society, yet insists on enjoying all its advantages. Interestingly, Gilchrist chooses not describe Rhoda's transformation into a ''better'' person ...
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subject_facet Bildungsromans, Electronic books, Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Southern States -- Fiction
title_display Net of jewels : a novel
title_full Net of jewels : a novel / by Ellen Gilchrist, Net of jewels : a novel [electronic resource] Gilchrist, Ellen, 1935-
title_short Net of jewels :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Electronic books, Fathers and daughters