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Orpheus Descending and Suddenly Last Summer

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Orpheus Descending is a love story, a plea for spiritual and artistic freedom, as well as a portrait of racism and intolerance. When charismatic drifter Valentine Xavier arrives in a Mississippi Delta town with his guitar and snakeskin jacket, he becomes a trigger for hatred and a magnet for three outcast souls: storekeeper Lady Torrance, "lewd vagrant" Carol Cutrere, and religious visionary Vee Talbot. Suddenly Last Summer , described by its author as a "short morality play," has become one of his most notorious works ...

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Orpheus Descending and Suddenly Last Summer
2012, New Directions Publishing Corporation, New York

ISBN-13: 9780811219396

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