The Gentle Insurrection and Other Stories (Paperback)

By Doris Betts

Louisiana State University Press, 9780807122242, 288pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 1997

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The stories in this extraordinary first collection are concerned with some of the most private and complicated issues: living and dying, growing old, questioning one's beliefs, and recognizing one's own failings. Whether it is an old man struggling to come to terms with an incident in his past or a meddling spinster who is forced to recognize the subtle dance of resentment, in each of these stories a "gentle insurrection" occurs that changes lives forever.