In the Time of the Feast of Flowers

978-1-933896-69-4 Paperback
5.5 x 8.5 x 0 in
144 pp.
Pub Date: 01/09/2012


  • Paperback $18.95
Winner of The 2010 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize, selected by Clay Reynolds
Small-town Florida, 1976. Life is squeaky-clean. Nothing ever happens here and if it does, the only response is a polite smile.  Sensible Abby Newman is best friends with free-spirit Dana Massey.  Seventeen and restless, they set out to defy the town motto: Hear, Speak, See No Evil. They smoke, drink, push the boundaries of sexual exploration, and break into neighborhood houses. When Dana steals an expensive object, their innocent prank turns into a crime.  Soon the theft comes to light, along with other secrets, and the strength of their friendship is challenged.  In the land explorer Ponce de Leon named Pascua Florida—Feast of Flowers—Abby learns about loyalty, betrayal, and the power of forgiveness.

Published by Texas Review Press