race and misogyny 1950s’ America

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    Inga Vesper’s debut novel, The Long, Long Afternoon, opens in the claustrophobic heat of the summer of 1959, against the background of an America experiencing great change, socially, politically and racially. Sunnylakes, where the book’s set, is a wealthy, white enclave of Santa Monica, where the women and men adhere to gender-stereotypes, the … Continue readings

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