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The Torn Fishnets Of Ron Rash

If you like Wilbur Smith, chances are you’ll be partial to Ron Rash also.  But if you’re partial to either of these writers then, frankly, you’re partial to trash.

Serena is, unsurprisingly, the story of Serena – a tough-as-old-boots orphan who has married Pemberton, the owner of a saw-mill in depression-era America.  When Serena isn’t proving that she’s the equal of any man, it’s a fair bet that you’ll find her hunting, or training an eagle, or ‘coupling’ with her husband.

That’s right: ‘coupling’.  Rash seems to be quite fond of this verb – he must be, or he wouldn’t use it so often. Continue reading