Death in Equality
St. Martin's Press ISBN 0-312-15106-3 $19.95
"Lucinda Ebersole has a gift for
fusing twisted comedy with unblinking tragedy; this passionate
interweaving of tales accrues a surprising sumulative power."
Death in Equality. Perhaps the first postmodern Southern novel, Death in Equality is a narrative tour-de-force -- an autoerotic pieta -- a moving account of one woman's life, death, and dreams -- a reminder of what is lost when an artist dies young.
"Lucinda Ebersole writes like Janis Joplin sings: sassy, sensual, strong, and Southern. Like Joplin, her voice is truly original, one we'll be listening to, and savoring, for a long, long time."
"If you have a flair for writing
Southern Gothic stories, but are smart enough to know that that literary
cottonfield has been picked clean, what do you do? If you're as smart
as Lucinda Ebersole, you construct a metafictional structure that
will allow you to have your grits and eat them too."
"Relentlessly, Ebersole introduces
one character after another and then snatches them all away....They
remind us that death is the great leveler: it brings everyone, whether
young, old, white or black, into that mythical state of equality."