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Uncertain Ground

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Uncertain Ground by Carolyn Osborn
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Set in 1953, this novel follows 21-year-old Celia Henderson during a month of uncertainty in her life. Visiting Galveston, Texas, a barrier island with its own history of instability and survival, Celia faces a series of conflicts - between a lawless Galveston and a hypocritical, 'moral' mainland; between the old south and the old west; and, between homosexuals and those prejudiced against them. Celia, who narrates her story 30 years after the fact, must also cope with a sexual double standard inherent in her attraction to an unhappy law student. As she interacts with her irrepressible cowboy cousin Emmett Chandler and a Mexican American artist, Louis Platon, Celia grows to accept her own fears and understand others and life's continual uncertainties. While Celia personifies the innocence of the 1950s - seldom as innocent as portrayed - this tale offers an inside look at continual social problems in the U.S.

Author Biography

Carolyn Osborn is the author of The Book Club of Texas, The Fields of Memory, A Horse of Another Color, and Warriors & Maidens. She is the recipient of a Distinguished Prose Award from the Antioch Review, a Lon Tinkle Award, and an O. Henry Award. She lives in Austin, Texas.
Release date NZ
April 15th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Wings Press
Pages
192
Dimensions
152x229x18
ISBN-13
9780916727673
Product ID
5769767

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