Bedrock Summary
Lisa Alther

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Bedrock Summary

Known as a comic writer whose satirical portraits of regions and decades, especially the 1970s, Alther explores manners and mores both in high culture and rural life. Her intricately interwoven plots and character sketches bring together beautiful people and bumpkins to create a comedy of manners which explores each character's search for validation, however misguided it may seem. Her central concern is the web of bonds and mores which connect individuals in families, friendships...

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