Ruthie Bolton was born January 6, 1961, in the Hungry Neck section of Charleston, South Carolina. At the time her mother was thirteen; she has never known who her father was. Her mother was the wandering kind, so Ruthie - nicknamed "Gal" by her step-grandfather - was raised in her grandparents' home. One day Grandmama died as a result of a severe beating by her husband - it occurred to no one to call this to the attention of the authorities - and Gal was left in the brutal hands of her granddaddy, who also beat her unmercifully. Ruthie began to steal things in school and developed a stutter; she drank and smoked dope. But she resolutely stuck with her education and graduated from high school, which was likely her salvation, for today Ruthie is happily married, with children and a fine job. At last, she is at peace - with herself, and even with the memory of her grandfather.
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Review: Gal: A True LifeUser Review - Karin A. - Goodreads
Gal (her name is Ruthie) had a tough beginning. She was one angry child, teen and adult. She didn't learn to love or trust until she was an adult and it was still difficult. Even though others let her ... Read full review
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For me, this book was one that made me take a step further away from judgments of people. I read this book on the subway and from time to time I'd look up at the people getting on the train or getting ... Read full review
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JSTOR: Gal: A True Life.
Gal: A True Life, by Ruthie Bolton (a pseudonym), revises the genre to capture the speakerly voice in writing. In so doing, this text opens up the narrative ...
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The book, Gal: A True Life, is noted for its straightforward narration of her disturbing childhood and early adulthood and the encouragement of Bolton's ...
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VG: Artist Biography: Bolton, Ruthie
Bolton's only work, Gal: A True Life, is a straightforward look into a poor, ... Selected Bibliography. Works by the Author. Gal: A True Life (1994) ...
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GAL: A True Life By Ruthie Bolton. Onyx, $6.99. A young black woman from Charleston, sc, tells the story of an impoverished and horrifically abusive ...
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Power Relations in Gal, A True Life (1994): An Interview with Ruthie. Bolton (April 18, 1999). — B. MANIGAT : An Interview with Njabulo ...
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