Southern Discomfort Author:Rita Mae Brown 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 an... more »yone'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.« less
I love this book. I bought it in hardback back in the early 80s when it first came out. RM Brown can create the most vivid, memorable characters, so real that you almost bleed for them. I wouldn't get rid of my copy of this for anything. This one is by far my favorite of hers.