Love Like Gumbo (Fjord Discoveries, No 2)
by Nancy Rawles
Publication Date: Nov 01, 1997
List Price: $14.00 (store prices may vary)
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Page Count: 266
Imprint: Fjord Press
Publisher: Fjord Press
Parent Company: Fjord Press
Amazon.com Review: Love Like Gumbo is a rich stew of family ties, budding lesbian sexuality, and Creole culture set in 1978 South Central L.A. This is Nancy Rawles’s first novel, and it bears the marks of her previous work as a playwright—crisp dialogue and characters portrayed more with gesture and movement than narrative. Protagonist Grace Broussard is a 20-year-old caught between the traditions of her Creole family and her love for her Mexican girlfriend. This warm, funny novel will appeal to women who question the relation between cultural tradition, family obligation, and an individual’s sexual choices.
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