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ISBN13: 9780452283510
ISBN10: 0452283515
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Trash, Allison's landmark collection, laid the groundwork for her critically acclaimed Bastard Out of Carolina, the National Book Award finalist that was hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "simply stunning...a wonderful work of fiction by a major talent." In addition to Allison's classic stories, this new edition of Trash features "Stubborn Girls and Mean Stories," an introduction in which Allison discusses the writing of Trash and "Compassion," a never-before-published short story.

First published in 1988, the award-winning Trash showcases Allison at her most fearlessly honest and startlingly vivid. The limitless scope of human emotion and experience are depicted in stories that give aching and eloquent voice to the terrible wounds we inflict on those closest to us. These are tales of loss and redemption; of shame and forgiveness; of love and abuse and the healing power of storytelling.

A book that resonates with uncompromising candor and incandescence, Trash is sure to captivate Allison's legion of readers and win her a devoted new following.

About the Author

Dorothy Allison is the bestselling author of Bastard Out of Carolina, Cavedweller, and a memoir, Two or Three Things I Know for Sure. She is also the author of The Women Who Hate Me, a collection of poetry; and Skin: Talking About Sex, Class, and Literature, a collection of essays.

Table of Contents

Trash Introduction: Stubborn Girls and Mean Stories

Deciding to Live (Preface to the First Edition)

River of Names

Meanest Woman Ever Left Tennessee


Gospel Song

I'm Working on My Charm

Steal Away


Don't Tell Me You Don't Know

Demon Lover

Her Thighs

Muscles of the Mind

Violence Against Women Begins at Home

A Lesbian Appetite



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LFG, April 24, 2015 (view all comments by LFG)
If you love Dorothy Allison, you need to eat this book alive. This is Allison at her best. This book makes you taste butter and grease. It makes everything around you melt into a Southern drawl. This collection of stories is filled with heartache, loneliness, stubborn belligerence, and sex... soooo much hot lesbian sex. Rarely have I seen erotica interlaced with literary brilliance in this way. Some of these stories are incomparably amazing: Mama, Monkeybites, Don't Tell Me You Don't Know, Demon Lover, and Her Thighs. These are stories I'll come back to again and again.
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Product Details

Allison, Dorothy
Plume Books
New York
Short Stories (single author)
Southern states
Working class women
Poor women
Literature-A to Z
Gay and Lesbian-Lesbian Fiction
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
no. 10
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
8.05x5.58x.67 in. .47 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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