Surprising in detail, stylish, self-interrogating, memorable

“Intensity and surprise twists, confession, regret, relief and triumph. After all, it’s all about the garter belt and the Bible belt, holding out and giving in and all the attendant joys, confusion and anguish. …[W]orth reading for… the pain and the heaving laughter, that whole famous Faulkner list involving the human heart.”