Sins of the 7th Sister: a Novel Based on a True Story of the Gothic South

By: Curtiss, Huston

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


In 1929 Huston Curtiss was living with his beautiful, opinionated mother and surrounded by their romantic, fiercely independent, and often certifiably insane relatives. He has never before written about that time - an era of racism and repression, an age of quirky individualism and almost frontier-style freedom that has largely ceased to exist. This is the story of the people of Elkins, West Virginia, a small town including his mother and her many sisters. Murder, mayhem, the KKK, castration, anti-semitism, and adultery all collided in view of Curtiss, then seven. His mother brought home a sixteen-year-old boy named Stanley from the orphanage, the age at which they were kicked out. He and Curtiss became friends for life, a friendship that survived murder, suicide, madness, and Stanley's eventual transformation into Stella, a singer who would live her adult life as a glamorous woman. This book is as alive with flamboyant characters and wildly uncontained emotions as any book to come out of the South. Small red mark on the page ends, and a few small tan marks on the page sides. Former owner's name written at the top of the title page. Jacket has very light shelf wear on the bottom edge. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Title: Sins of the 7th Sister: a Novel Based on a True Story of the Gothic South

Author: Curtiss, Huston

Categories: Family,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Harmony Books: 2003

ISBN: 140004538X

ISBN 13: 9781400045389

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 003617

Keywords: American South Small Towns CRIME Sex Change NOVEL FICTION Mental Illness FRIENDS FAMILY,