Cory's Feast (Softcover)

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Cory is a middle-aged Easterner, long-divorced, energetic and fearlessly sensual. Pursuing a dream she has nursed for years, she moves to Taos, New Mexico and buys a famous old house and, in the tradition of its previous owner, turns it into a crucible for the transformation of her guests. Eccentric and charming, with a lover from the Pueblo and lots of turquoise and broomstick skirts, Cory finds her guests, mainly skiers and tourists, bewildered by her particular philosophy, which she calls "The School of ...
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Cory is a middle-aged Easterner, long-divorced, energetic and fearlessly sensual. Pursuing a dream she has nursed for years, she moves to Taos, New Mexico and buys a famous old house and, in the tradition of its previous owner, turns it into a crucible for the transformation of her guests. Eccentric and charming, with a lover from the Pueblo and lots of turquoise and broomstick skirts, Cory finds her guests, mainly skiers and tourists, bewildered by her particular philosophy, which she calls "The School of As-If." Then her long-time friend is found murdered and Cory is suspicious of the local police's half-hearted attempts to find the murderer. Involving herself in trying to solve the case, her unleashed power leads to surprising and even terrifying results. Part murder mystery, part adventure, this ground-breaking novel traces the mature lives of Cory and her much more conventional sister Apple, who first appeared in the author's "Matron of Honor," described by Publishers Weekly as "A powerful novel, her best yet." Sallie Bingham's first novel was published shortly after she graduated from Radcliffe, followed by five more novels and three collections of short stories celebrating the lives of women. This latest, "Cory's Feast," continues to spotlight adventurous women whose challenges and choices illustrate the social changes of the twenty-first century. Her short stories and poetry have been widely published and her plays have been produced both off-Broadway and around the country. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center, and is the founder of The Kentucky Foundation for women.
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Why exactly is the eponymous heroine so bent on investigating the death of her ex-lover Roy Cross, a Navajo activist in New Mexico's Pueblo country?Maybe it's the thin air of Taos. May it's the thrill of packing a pistol. Maybe it's just reckless self-regard that drives Cory to nose around over the objections of her current Pueblo lover (who makes cigar-store Indians look chatty), the victim's widow, her lawyer, amid sundry other anonymous threats. Then again, it may be something about her house, once owned by a famous eccentric who consorted with D.H. Lawrence and enjoyed her own Pueblo lover, coincidentally the grandfather of Cory's. Cory runs Mabel's House as a guest house for skiers and tourists. When her guests are helplessly enjoying their dinner, authentic Southwest fare prepared by her Pueblo cook, she harangues them with a confrontational, EST-style philosophy that's enough to unsettle everyone's digestion. When her estranged sister, Apple, arrives, the tables are turned. Apple demands that Cory face problems from their shared past even though Cory insists she's blissfully moved on. As for the mystery of Roy's death, it's solved about three-quarters of the way through, leaving plenty of time for Cory to focus on more important mysteries, like the female orgasm, relationships, etc. Bingham (Transgressions, 2002, etc.) serves up an uneasy mixture of New Age self-realization and Cosmo feminism, less interested in whodunit than in "who done me."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865345027
  • Publisher: Sunstone Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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