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In her first book (1975), sharp-tongued and witty journalist Florence King provides an anthropological portrait of all the various types of Southern males and females. From Debutantes, Dowagers, and Dear Old Things to all the different kinds of Good Old Boys, King explains their crazy motivations and behaviors. The fascination Southern women have for one another's plumbing, and the critical importance of wedding announcements are also dissected in this breezy and urbane set of essays.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   American South Other aspects:    -   story of "the rich" Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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