Southern Discomfort

Southern Discomfort

by Rita Mae Brown


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Only Rita Mae Brown, author of Rubyfruit Jungle, could have written a novel as passionately delightful as Southern Discomfort. Here is a witty, warm and pentrating tale of two decades in Montgomery Alabama—a world where all is not what it seems. Meet Hortensia Reedmuller Banastre, a beautiful woman entrenched on old money, white magnolia and a loveless marriage—until she meets an utterly gorgeous young prizefighter. Amid such memorable characters as Banana Mae Parker and Blue Rhonda Latrec (two first-class whores) and Reverend Linton Ray (who wears his clerical collar too tightly for anyone's good), Hortensia struggles to survive the hurricane of emotions caused by her scandalous love. How she ultimately triumphs is a touching and beautiful human drama—an intense and exuberant affair of the heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060149284
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/28/1982
Pages: 224

About the Author

Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of the Sneaky Pie Brown series; the Sister Jane series; A Nose for Justice and Murder Unleashed; Rubyfruit Jungle; In Her Day; and Six of One, as well as several other novels. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia.

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Southern Discomfort 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
willowcove on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another of Rita Mae's best. A wonderfully surprising ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I saw one star I thought that it must have been a mistake. The storyline and characters are memorable even after reading it more than a decade ago.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First let me say that I¿m A Rita Mae Brown Fan, I have read all of her Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown novels. And her Foxhunt Series is her best. And Her book ¿Riding Shotgun¿ is to me her most exciting, I¿m reading it for the second time and it still excites me. However, ¿Southern Discomfort¿ is nothing but Crass phonograph not worth the $6.99 paperback cost.