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An early work of Dawn Powell and from what is referred to as her Ohio stories. Written in 1929 the plot is one that is a bit over used yet the four star rating is for some bits of writing that are just beautifully fitting of the social setting. What some authors hint at in this era are taken on with a more directness by Powell The theme of suppressed feelings, marriage and the thought process of self awareness are all expressed in a manner that is not overly wrought but still has an emotional ho...
Intriguing treatment of the subject given the time it was written in. I only gave it 3 stars because of the ending. Very unsatisfying. Interested to read more of her works but not if they all end in a similar manner!
American Lit. Characters were well defined, story old school but intriguing, twists. However, there is some disconnect as to why the dysfunctional, radical actions taken by the main characters. A little too reliant on high romance novels. This is Powell's third novel, her first still in print and first to be more widely read.
I couldn't get past the errors she made identifying the way people were related. Is that petty of me? Also, I didn't care much about the heroine. She reminded me of Louis Bromfield's steel mill sisters. Both of them. Ugh.
Somewhat dated, but interesting and sensitive.
Why haven't I heard about her before?? Wonderful book. Will read more of her writings