Wilton Barnhardt - LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 7:00pm
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Lookaway, Lookaway: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250022288
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Published: Picador - June 24th, 2014

Steely and formidable, Jerene Jarvis Johnston sits near the apex of
society in contemporary Charlotte, North Carolina, where old Southern
money and older family skeletons meet the new wealth of bankers, land
speculators, and social climbers. Jerene and her Civil War reenactor
husband, Duke, have four adult children—sexually reckless real estate
broker Annie; earnest minister Bo; gay-but-don’t-tell-anyone Joshua; and
naive, impressionable college freshman Jerilyn. Jerene’s brother,
Gaston, is an infamously dissolute novelist and gossip who knows her
secrets and Duke’s; while her sister, Dillard, is a reclusive prisoner
of her own unfortunate choices. When a scandal threatens the Johnston
family’s status and dwindling finances, Jerene swings into action...and
she will stop at nothing to keep what she has and preserve her legacy.
Wilton Barnhardt's LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY is a headlong, hilarious
narrative of a family coming apart on the edge of the old South and the
new, and an unforgettable woman striving to hold it together.