A brilliantly observed, hilarious and poignant social satire. Wilcox's Tula Springs novels (there are six and characters overlap) have the narrative litheness of an Armistead Maupin and the piercing tragi-comic insights of Edith Wharton. 'If this is North Gladiola, where is South Gladiola?' asks Duk-Soo, the Korean second violinist of the Pro Arts Quartet. It is a question that Ethyl Mae Coco finds hard to answer as she guides Lousiana's beacon of culture through endless engagments at Crawdad Rodeos and mental institutions. ...

North Gladiola 2000, Lsu Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807125656

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North Gladiola 1997, Fourth Estate Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781857024265

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North Gladiola 1987, Flamingo, London

ISBN-13: 9780586085776

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North Gladiola 1986, HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780060913458

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North Gladiola 1985, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060154417

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