In this daring and provocative literary parody which has captured the
interest and imagination of a nation, Alice Randall explodes the world
created in GONE WITH THE WIND, a work that more than any other has
defined our image of the antebellum South. Taking sharp aim at the
romanticized, whitewashed mythology perpetrated by this southern
classic, Randall has ingeniously conceived a multilayered, emotionally
complex tale of her own - that of Cynara, the mulatto half-sister, who,
beautiful and brown and born into slavery, manages to break away from
the damaging world of the Old South to emerge into full life as a
daughter, a lover, a mother, a victor. THE WIND DONE GONE is a
passionate love story, a wrenching portrait of a tangled mother-daughter
relationship, and a book that "celebrates a people's emancipation not
only from bondage but also from history and myth, custom and stereotype"
(San Antonio Express-News).
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