Bastard Out Of Carolina: A Novel

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Bastard Out Of Carolina: A Novel

by Dorothy Allison

Plume | February 7, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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The modern literary classic that has been compared to To Kill a Mockingbird and Catcher in the Rye

"As close to flawless as any reader could ask for."
-The New York Times Book Review

The publication of Dorothy Allison''s Bastard Out of Carolina was a landmark event. The novel''s profound portrait of family dynamics in the rural South won the author a National Book Award nomination and launched her into the literary spotlight. Critics have likened Allison to William Faulkner, Flannery O''Connor, and Harper Lee, naming her the first writer of her generation to dramatize the lives and language of poor whites in the South. Since its appearance, the novel has inspired an award-winning film and has been banned from libraries and classrooms, championed by fans, and defended by critics.

Greenville County, South Carolina, is a wild, lush place that is home to the Boatwright family-a tight-knit clan of rough-hewn, hard- drinking men who shoot up each other''s trucks, and indomitable women who get married young and age too quickly. At the heart of this story is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a bastard child who observes the world around her with a mercilessly keen perspective. When her stepfather Daddy Glen, "cold as death, mean as a snake," becomes increasingly more vicious toward her, Bone finds herself caught in a family triangle that tests the loyalty of her mother, Anney-and leads to a final, harrowing encounter from which there can be no turning back.

Now available in a twentieth anniversary keepsake edition with a new afterword by the author.

 


Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.02 × 5.36 × 0.9 in

Published: February 7, 2012

Publisher: Plume

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0452297753

ISBN - 13: 9780452297753

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Bastard Out Of Carolina: A Novel

by Dorothy Allison

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.02 × 5.36 × 0.9 in

Published: February 7, 2012

Publisher: Plume

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0452297753

ISBN - 13: 9780452297753

From the Publisher

The modern literary classic that has been compared to To Kill a Mockingbird and Catcher in the Rye. 

"As close to flawless as any reader could ask for."
-The New York Times Book Review

The publication of Dorothy Allison''s Bastard Out of Carolina was a landmark event. The novel''s profound portrait of family dynamics in the rural South won the author a National Book Award nomination and launched her into the literary spotlight. Critics have likened Allison to William Faulkner, Flannery O''Connor, and Harper Lee, naming her the first writer of her generation to dramatize the lives and language of poor whites in the South. Since its appearance, the novel has inspired an award-winning film and has been banned from libraries and classrooms, championed by fans, and defended by critics.

Greenville County, South Carolina, is a wild, lush place that is home to the Boatwright family-a tight-knit clan of rough-hewn, hard- drinking men who shoot up each other''s trucks, and indomitable women who get married young and age too quickly. At the heart of this story is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a bastard child who observes the world around her with a mercilessly keen perspective. When her stepfather Daddy Glen, "cold as death, mean as a snake," becomes increasingly more vicious toward her, Bone finds herself caught in a family triangle that tests the loyalty of her mother, Anney-and leads to a final, harrowing encounter from which there can be no turning back.

Now available in a twentieth anniversary keepsake edition with a new afterword by the author.

 


About the Author

Dorothy Allison is the acclaimed author of the nationally bestselling novel Bastard Out of Carolina, which was a finalist for the 1992 National Book Award. She is also the author of the short story collection Trash and the bestselling novel Cavedweller, which was named a New York Times Notable Book. The recipient of numerous awards, she lives in Northern California.

Editorial Reviews

"As close to flawless as any reader could ask for and any writer could hope for and aspire to ... The living language Allison has created is as exact and innovative as the language of To Kill a Mockingbird and The Catcher in the Rye . . . Simply stunning." 
-The New York Times Book Review

"A hell of a writer - tough and loose, clear and compassionate."
-The Village Voice

"Compulsively readable . . . Allison can make an ordinary moment transcendent with her sensuous mix of kitchen-sink realism and down-home drawl."
-San Francisco Chronicle

"Tough, plainspoken, and thoroughly unsentimental."
-Los Angeles Times Book Review

"This book will resonate within you like a gospel choir."
-Barbara Kingsolver
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