“It’s like listening to Virginia Woolf and her pals gossiping and philosophizing.”—Glamour
“Brown has some of the same effervescent yet secure trust in her local characters that Eudora Welty feels for hers...when history nicks them, they slap right back.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A lively and very lovely book.”—Publishers Weekly
No matter how quirky or devilish, Brown’s people cavort in an atmosphere of tenderness....It is refreshing to encounter this celebration of human energy.” —Chicago Sun-Times
From the Publisher
Whether careening through town propelling cars like long-range missiles, or laying waste to a costumed July Fourth parade, Wheezie and Juts Hunsenmeir are Runnymede's most irrepressible, mule-headed sister scat. together these unrivaled Southern siblings cheerfully raise hell-and a hell of a family-among some of the most colorful townsfolk you're ever likely to meet. Chief among them is elegant Celeste Chalfonte. As exquisite as she is fearless, Celeste kills a man and marries a woman, sloe-eyed Ramelle Bowman. And when Ramelle has Curtis Chalfronte's child, no one bats an eye-even though Ramelle has no intention of leaving her beloved Celeste. Then there's Fannie Jump Creighton who runs a speakeasy in her mansion. And activist Fairy Thatcher, who disappears into Hitler's Germany. Through it all run Wheezie and Juts, heading pell-mell into the future with their hands firmly gripped around each other's throats. spanning more than fifty years of the tumultuous twentieth century, six of One is a joyous celebration of the human sprit-and the ties binding even the unlikeliest families.
"Joyous, passionate and funny."--The Washington Post .
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