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Bastard Out of Carolina

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Publisher Comments:

Greenville County, South Carolina, a wild, lush place, is home to the Boatwright family—rough-hewn men who drink hard and shoot up each other's trucks, and indomitable women who marry young and age all too quickly. At the heart of this astonishing novel is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a South Carolina bastard with an annotated birth certificate to tell the tale. Observing everything with the mercilessly keen eye of a child, Bone finds herself caught in a family triangle that will test the loyalty of her mother, Anney. Her stepfather, Daddy Glen, calls Bone "cold as death, mean as a snake, and twice as twisty," yet Anney needs Glen. At first gentle with Bone, Daddy Glen becomes steadily colder and more furious—until their final, harrowing encounter, from which there can be no turning back.

Synopsis:

This fiercely moving, unforgettable first novel tells the story of Ruth Anne Boatwright--called Bone by her family--a South Carolina bastard with an annotated birth certificate to tell the tale. Bone's story is inseparable from that of her family, the notorious Boatwright clan. This tender yet disturbing tale is a harrowing story of family violence and incest that is "simply stunning" ( New York Times Book Review).

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. The recipient of numerous awards, she lives in Northern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452269576
Author:
Allison, Dorothy
Publisher:
Longman
Author:
Banta, Martha
Author:
Atwan, Robert
Author:
Stepto, Robert
Author:
Kaplan, Justin
Author:
Minter, David
Author:
McQuade, Donald
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Lesbians
Subject:
Child abuse
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Allegories
Subject:
Greenville County (S.C.) Fiction.
Subject:
Greenville County
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Contemporary Fiction, Plume
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
March 1993
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.08x5.28x.87 in. .59 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , This fiercely moving, unforgettable first novel tells the story of Ruth Anne Boatwright--called Bone by her family--a South Carolina bastard with an annotated birth certificate to tell the tale. Bone's story is inseparable from that of her family, the notorious Boatwright clan. This tender yet disturbing tale is a harrowing story of family violence and incest that is "simply stunning" ( New York Times Book Review).
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