from the back:
The Point. A town tucked away at the end of a road on the Florida-Georgia border. Dix's parents are here, her brother and his family, and Iris, her indomitable, iron-tough grandmother.
Dix has returned, drawn by the need to share dying Iris's final days. And to make a crucial decision about her relationship with Sarah.
If Dix has escaped from the Point into a more expansive world, the Point has molded her in ways she is only beginning to fathom. Coming home to her family means once more confronting their disappointment, their condemnation of her choice to leave her marriage for a woman.
Then Sarah shows up, claiming her right to be part of Dix's present and future. And to each member of Dix's appaled family, to the astonsihed town- and to Dix herself- she issues a frank challenge: her unabashed, unapologetic, forthright lesbian self.
This authentic, compelling, indelible portrait of a family in today's south is one of the finest novels of this, or any other year.
This is an uncorrected page proof--but good lesbian writing can be hard to find.