The book of Mamie: a novel

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University of Iowa Press, 1989 - Fiction - 338 pages
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Told by the fifteen-year-old farmboy who is her companion, this story relates the touching and sometimes terrible existence of Mamie Beaver, a retarded young woman who is attempting to get over a legacy of child abuse and trauma

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Brenna snagged the AWP Novel Award for this 1988 first effort, with several critics comparingMamie toHuck Finn andTom Sawyer . This edition has been revised by the author. Read full review


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Duff Brenna is the author of The Book of Mamie, which won the AWP Award; The Holy Book of the Beard; and Too Cool, a New York Times Notable Book. A Minnesota native and onetime Wisconsin dairy farmer, Brenna is an English professor. He lives in Poway, California.

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