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The hurricane season

Author: Rosemary Daniell
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Easter O'Brian - sexual adventuress as well as controversial and talented visual artist - passionately believes she can escape her violent South Alabama roots through her own efforts and through the powers of Art and the Unconscious. Equally obsessively, she loves her three children, assuming she can, on their behalf, turn back tidal waves, even change DNA - although she herself has never spent one day of her life
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary Daniell
ISBN: 0688088600 9780688088606
OCLC Number: 26158922
Description: 363 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Rosemary Daniell.

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Easter O'Brian - sexual adventuress as well as controversial and talented visual artist - passionately believes she can escape her violent South Alabama roots through her own efforts and through the powers of Art and the Unconscious. Equally obsessively, she loves her three children, assuming she can, on their behalf, turn back tidal waves, even change DNA - although she herself has never spent one day of her life in a happy home. And for a while she seems to be right.

At sixteen, she escapes Alabama with her out-of-wedlock son, Dwayne, via first husband, Bobby, who takes them to the City of Sin - New Orleans. There, Easter has two more children; and seems to have succeeded in creating the life of the idyllic family as pictured in the women's magazines of the 1950's, which she devours for guidelines. But eventually, her creative drive, her erotic desires, and her raw past surface, forcing her to seek a new life. Among the casualties.

Are two of her beloved children. The precocious Dwayne falls early victim of the acid-drenched 1960's; later, the ravishing Lily becomes a model, jazz poet, and consort to wealthy men - pursuing pleasure with a vengeance until a drug habit leads her into an ever-spiraling round of hospitals, jails, and the streets. Even Rose, the "good" middle child, lives out a destiny influenced by her mother's early imprints, becoming a scientist who searches out the reasons for her.

Family's pain. In an outcome both shattering and inevitable, Easter finally realizes that despite her many lovers and worldly successes, she is struggling against forces that are stronger than she is. The Hurricane Season powerfully explores the earthy, even erotic, love between mother and child. It also asks the question: How can a woman who is an artist - a role that at times requires utter selfishness - also be a good mother? Above all, it is an unforgettable portrait.

Of a woman who is an artist and thrill seeker, fighting for a life of her own.

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