Fancy Strut

Fancy Strut Cover

Fancy Strut

By Lee Smith

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345410399, 368pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 1996

Description

Speed, Alabama, is frantically preparing for the event of a lifetime: Sesquicentennial Week. And all her proud citizens are kicking up their heels in a lively, pompous fancy strut....



Praise For Fancy Strut

“Deft and assured . . . Smith’s seemingly effortless work is a considerable feat. . . . She is nothing less than masterly.”
—The New York Times Book Review

“[LEE SMITH] RE-CREATES A VANISHED WAY OF LIFE WITH STUNNING AUTHENTICITY.”
—The Philadelphia Inquirer

“SMITH OFFERS RIPE ENTERTAINMENT.”
People

“[She] brings the storytelling gift off the porch swing and onto the printed page with an often breathtaking vitality. . . . A writer of rare talent.”
—Publishers Weekly

“A SPELLBINDING STORYTELLER.”
—Newsday

“[Smith] has the gift of a McCullers or a Faulkner of catching the sorrow, irony, and humor indigenous to the Southern temperament.”
Booklist

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