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Cornelius Suttree gives up his blue-blood heritage to live among the "river people" in Knoxville, TN. Through variously bizarre and touching encounters, he seeks to find the essence of a person's dignity and self-worth independent of the privilege his family offers.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   American South Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   10 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Forest?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   sewers/subways

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk! Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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