At a glance:
- Author: Kaye Gibbons
- First Published: 1991
- Type of Work: Novel
- Genres: Long fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Self-discovery, United States or Americans, Wives, Mothers, Twentieth century, Self, Depression, economic, 1930's, Women, Homemakers
A Cure for Dreams, Gibbons’s third novel, was written with the help of a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. In preparing for writing this novel, Gibbons read transcripts from the Federal Writers’ Project of the Great Depression and found much inspiration in the voices of the common, average men and women. Voice, then, becomes the centerpiece of A Cure for Dreams, with three extraordinary women characters sharing their stories.
The primary narrator is Betty Davies Randolph, but the reader gets to her voice only through the frame...
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