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Rain-streaked Tears in Alice Adams (1935)
The Stories of Alice Adams
Already have an account? Log in! Truth or Consequences. In society there are different social classes. Those social classes are often noticed when children are in school, as is the case with Truth or Consequences.
The novels and short stories of Alice Adams are excellent studies in time and place. Adams captures the setting and surroundings and, more important, the dialogue, which is never forced. A native of Virginia, Adams is especially adept at drawing southern characters and giving them authentic voices and believable motivations. The four women in this story learn and grow in their relationships and in their roles as modern women, establishing themselves in careers, meeting the social struggles of their day, and following their hearts to realize their dreams and ambitions. The novel begins with the locally celebrated Byrd family—Russ and Sallyjane whom Russ calls Brett and their five children— driving back from a trip to California, where Russ has earned a good deal of money from his most recent play.
The first time I read a collection of Alice Adams's short stories After You've Gone I noticed similarities that soon became redundancies throughout the stories. The same is true of The Stories of, PEOPLE fall in love prodigally in the stories of Alice Adams -- they fall in love with strangers, with old friends, with the impossibly young, with poets or socialists or street children, with drinking, with cats, houses, landscapes, towns.
A normal young girl, Emily and her mother move to Hilton. However, in Hilton Emily cannot find normality. She will then play a game, with power for change. Truth or Consequences did just that. This seemingly harmless childhood game presented Emily with a choice. She chose the harder of the two without realizing it and this choice would change her life.