Midpoint

Midpoint The scene as in Rampole Place is Meridian the midwestern city Isabella Holt brings alive in every color and aspect of reality And once again she deals with the challenge of change in an America comin

  • Title: Midpoint
  • Author: Isabella Holt
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The scene as in Rampole Place is Meridian, the midwestern city Isabella Holt brings alive in every color and aspect of reality And once again she deals with the challenge of change in an America coming of age Here she is writing of the twenties and thirties, and of what those decades of revolt and succeeding depression did to the genteel tradition and its heirs.The sThe scene as in Rampole Place is Meridian, the midwestern city Isabella Holt brings alive in every color and aspect of reality And once again she deals with the challenge of change in an America coming of age Here she is writing of the twenties and thirties, and of what those decades of revolt and succeeding depression did to the genteel tradition and its heirs.The storytelling method is portraiture, and the storyteller s principal subject, Althea Sutton, whom we meet first in 1937 on the morning of her thirty first birthday.Then as Althea sees it she has reached midpoint in her life and is stuck on dead center Only yesterday she was the admired elder daughter in a happy family a wise, successful father, a blithe, charming mother, a pretty gay sister living in a handsome town house or on the farm they all loved Now her father is dead, her sister passionately caught up in the excitements of rebellion and change Althea loyally helps to maintain but is imprisoned by the unrealistic and spurious elegance of the Sutton home on Adams Avenue where her mother and formidable, proud aunt live in a past of remembered affluence and prestige.

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