Bastard Out of Carolina

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Dutton, 1992 - Fiction - 309 pages
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/Allison/Dorothy In languid prose that beautifully evokes the rural South of the '60s and '70s, Allison tells the story of the Boatwright family, who refuse to be shamed by the label "poor white trash". Allison's keen eye and lyrical style throw into sharp relief the rages and sorrows of this bunch of drunks and thieves, making for an asto

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Pros: Gripping and alive from the first page Cons: the ending broke my heart The greatest story I have ever read, the pain is so great the reader aches right along. The joy developed belongs to the reader also Read full review

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Too much explicit child abuse. I had to stop reading! Read full review

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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.

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