Southern Discomfort Author:Rita Mae Brown 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 Pa... more »rker 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.« 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.
This book was facinating and fun. It's a historical romantic drama set in the early 1900's with interesting characters and a pretty good depiction of what life was like living in the South back then. I enjoyed it a lot.