The School of Beauty and Charm (Paperback)
Washington Square Press, 9780743446440, 320pp.
Publication Date: December 1, 2002
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Praise For The School of Beauty and Charm…
author of Wolf Whistle
Why was I laughing so hard while my heart was being broken by this book? All I can say is that its people seem to have taken up residence in my head and I don't think they mean to move out any time soon.
Evan S. Connell
author of Mrs. Bridge
Melanie Sumner has developed an unmistakable voice. The book is, of course, preposterous -- one grotesque funny vignette following another, and the characters are quite believably awful. Hieronymous Bosch in rural Georgia.
A sure-footed first novel.