Loving Women: A Novel of the Fifties Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Loving Women, with its photojournalistic view of the early fifties, is interesting for a group interested in history. The interweaving of Michael's notebook and narrative with the older Michael's midlife questioning raises questions of technique.

It is an action-packed adventure which would be attractive for younger readers, although the graphic sexual encounters would seem to require a more mature audience.

1. How does the South and military life differ from Michael's old life in New York? How does the setting reflect this difference?

2. Hamill's picture of military life is gripping and realistic. What do the "lifers" like Turner and Red Cannon teach Michael, and what are some of the military types he meets?

3. Race relations are a dominant theme of the book. How do blacks and whites view each other? How does Michael view the power structure which enforces segregation? What is Hamill suggesting about the future...

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