Bastard Out of Carolina

Front Cover
Dutton, 1992 - Fiction - 309 pages
58 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
27
4 stars
17
3 stars
8
2 stars
1
1 star
5

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - meredk - LibraryThing

A novel that packs a real emotional wallop. Allison clearly knows her subject matter, both people and place - it feels much more like a memoir than a novel. There are a few places where I think some ... Read full review

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

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