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The Last Girls

Lee Smith

The Last Girls centers around four middle-aged Southern women who, as students at an idyllic Blue Ridge women's college thirty years before, were inspired by Huckleberry Finn to take their own raft trip down the Mississippi River. Now a tragedy brings them back together for a repeat voyage under very different circumstances—aboard a luxurious cruise steamboat. Through this framework, which can be seen as a modern-day rendition of Mary McCarthy's The Group, Smith explores the nature of romance, the relationship between life and fiction, the relevance of the past to the present, and the unexpected course of women's lives.

The Last Girls centers around four middle-aged Southern women who, as students at an idyllic Blue Ridge women's college thirty years before, were inspired by Huckleberry Finn to take their own raft trip down the Mississippi River. Now a tragedy brings them back together for a repeat voyage under very different circumstances—aboard a luxurious cruise steamboat. Through this framework, which can be seen as a modern-day rendition of Mary McCarthy's The Group, Smith explores the nature of romance, the relationship between life and fiction, the relevance of the past to the present, and the unexpected course of women's lives.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Last Girls centers around four middle-aged Southern women who, as students at an idyllic Blue Ridge women's college thirty years before, were inspired by Huckleberry Finn to take their own raft trip down the Mississippi River. Now a tragedy brings them back together for a repeat voyage under very different circumstances—aboard a luxurious cruise steamboat. Through this framework, which can be seen as a modern-day rendition of Mary McCarthy's The Group, Smith explores the nature of romance, the relationship between life and fiction, the relevance of the past to the present, and the unexpected course of women's lives.

Language:

English

Length:

12h 40m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:23


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

49:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

31:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

48:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

37:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:21:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:08:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

58:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:05:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

28:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

53:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

52:31