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ISBN13: 9781452607498
ISBN10: 1452607494
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Rory Hendrix is the least likely of Girl Scouts. She hasn't got a troop or even a badge to call her own. But she's checked the Handbook out from the elementary school library so many times that her name fills all the lines on the card, and she pores over its surreal advice (Uniforms, disposing of outgrown; The Right Use of Your Body; Finding Your Way When Lost) for tips to get off the Calle: that is, the Calle de las Flores, the Reno trailer park where she lives with her mother, Jo, the sweet-faced, hard-luck bartender at the Truck Stop.

Rory's been told that she is one of the "third-generation bastards surely on the road to whoredom." But she's determined to prove the county and her own family wrong. Brash, sassy, vulnerable, wise, and terrified, she struggles with her mother's habit of trusting the wrong men, and the mixed blessing of being too smart for her own good. From diary entries, social workers' reports, half-recalled memories, arrest records, family lore, Supreme Court opinions, and her grandmother's letters, Rory crafts a devastating collage that shows us her world even as she searches for the way out of it.

Tupelo Hassman's Girlchild is a heart-stopping and original debut.

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In this heart-stopping, original debut, Tupelo Hassman tells the story of young Rory Hendrix, who is determined to get out of the Reno trailer park where she lives with her bartender mother and prove she's not the feeble-minded imbecile she's been labeled.

About the Author

Tupelo Hassman has an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University. She has been published in Paper Street Press, the Portland Review Literary Journal, Tantalum, We Still Like, and ZYZZYVA. She is a contributing author to Heliography, the first tour produced by Invisible City Audio Tours, and she is curating its fourth tour, The Landmark Revelation Society. Tupelo lives in Oakland, California. Tupelo Hassman has an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University. She has been published in Paper Street Press, the Portland Review Literary Journal, Tantalum, We Still Like, and ZYZZYVA. She is a contributing author to Heliography, the first tour produced by Invisible City Audio Tours, and she is curating its fourth tour, The Landmark Revelation Society. Tupelo lives in Oakland, California.

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N, July 25, 2012 (view all comments by N)
Tupelo Hassman is a wonderful writer and reader. This was a wonderful audio book. I really felt like I was sitting and visiting with a great storyteller. This young girl has a tough life, but it doesn't seem to get her down. I love the language. I really could see the world in my mind's eye. These are folks you want to meet and learn more about.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781452607498
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Hassman, Tupelo
Publisher:
Tantor
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20120528
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.4 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In this heart-stopping, original debut, Tupelo Hassman tells the story of young Rory Hendrix, who is determined to get out of the Reno trailer park where she lives with her bartender mother and prove she's not the feeble-minded imbecile she's been labeled.

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