A NovelBook - 2010
Set in 1953, this novel follows 21-year-old Celia Henderson during a month of uncertainty in her life. Visiting Galveston, Texas, a barrier island with its own history of instability and survival, Celia faces a series of conflicts--between a lawless Galveston and a hypocritical, "moral" mainland; between the Old South and the Old West; and between homosexuals and those prejudiced against them. Celia, who narrates her story 30 years after the fact, must also cope with a sexual double standard inherent in her attraction to an unhappy law student. As she interacts with her irrepressible cowboy cousin Emmett Chandler and a Mexican American artist, Louis Platon, Celia grows to accept her own fears and understand others and life's continual uncertainties. While Celia personifies the innocence of the 1950s--seldom as innocent as portrayed--this tale offers an inside look at continual social problems in the U.S.
Publisher: San Antonio, Tex. : Wings Press, 2010.
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: OSBORN C
Characteristics: 184 pages ; 23 cm.