Bastard Out of Carolina

Front Cover
Dutton, 1992 - Fiction - 309 pages
56 Reviews
/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

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
26
4 stars
16
3 stars
8
2 stars
1
1 star
5

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Rascalstar - LibraryThing

A southern novel, written from the viewpoint of a young girl. Very realistic for the time and place. Exquisite details and finely drawn characters. You'll experience a range of emotions reading this ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - arubabookwoman - LibraryThing

This semi-autobiographical novel about Bone, the illegitimate daughter of Anney Boatwright. Despite their poverty, and the alcoholism of some of the uncles, Bone has a fairly decent childhood with a ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
17
Section 2
32
Section 3
40
Copyright

16 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1992)

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.

Bibliographic information