The author of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All and Plays Well with Others returns with a collection of four insightful, loving novellas. The works trace how far people will go, through social pretense, sexual and racial secrets, to preserve their own dignity, a necessary mythology.
In The Practical Heart, the narrator's great-aunt, deprived of the family fortune, becomes the young boy's guide to life outside provincial North Carolina. In Preservation News, a well-born matron eulogizes a gay preservationist who saved everything but his own life. He's One, Too chronicles an admired local businessman accused of child molestation. Saint Monster reveals a son's memories of a man truly Christ-like and therefore utterly endangered. Download and start listening now!