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Pearl Starling is forty-five, a hermit with a "colorful past"--a past filled with treachery and desire, death and survival--who makes her living weaving rugs in a North Carolina military town. Pearl tells her unborn child how she has weathered the "hurricanes" in her life--from religiously reading the local newspaper to drawing inspiration from the Kennedys' abiding strength in the face of tragedy. Traveling the dark roads of her past, Pearl reveals how her need for tenderness led to sexual confusion, a relationship with a much older man, and her part in a murder thirty years ago.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Kind of sex:    -   incest    -   rape    -   molestation Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Taboo sex story?    -   Yes Lover is    -   much younger/older

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   artist Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   drowning Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   rape/molest Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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