Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 480 p. Audience: General/trade.
From the Publisher
In this extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us
to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with
the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years.
Meet Dolores Price. She''s 13, wise-mouthed but wounded, having
bid her childhood goodbye. Stranded in front of her bedroom TV, she
spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars,
potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she
finally orbits into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no
stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she''s determined to
rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before she
really goes under.