Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Great Scott, If Not 'Gatsby'
read it here. And all the background you'll need is here at NYT blog. The protagonist "is a widowed, 40-year-old corset saleswoman, Mrs. Hanson, whose main consolation in life is cigarettes. After being transferred to a new sales territory in the west, she discovers that social disapproval of smoking is even stronger there than it had been back east."