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Rima in the Weeds
Rima in the Weeds
Author: Deirdre McNamer
ISBN-13: 9780060922627
ISBN-10: 0060922621
Publication Date: 2/1992
Pages: 320
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Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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Northern Montana in the 1960s is "man's country." While the building of underground missile silos has changed the economic and physical features of the area, it has done nothing to enhance customs or the status of women. This is the story of Dorrie Vane, who escapes to Chicago but returns two years later an unwed mother. Family relationships and former friendships no longer work for her, but then neither do new relationships. Dorrie struggles with the reality of her mother's mental illness, her father's radical political activities, and her own changed status, often relying on fantasy to maintain her mental well-being. McNamer captures in beautiful prose the harsh realities of Montana life, making her debut as a novelist with this touching analysis of the modern Western woman.
- Thomas Kilpatrick, Southern Illinois Univ. at Carbondale Lib.
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Takes place in the 60's in a small town in Montana. A great story about real people.