She's Come Undone

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Washington Square Press, Dec 1, 1996 - Fiction - 465 pages
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"Mine is a story of craving: an unreliable account of lusts and troubles that began, somehow, in 1956 on the day our free television was delivered...."

Meet Dolores Price. She's 13, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallmomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally rolls into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before really going belly up.

In this extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years. At once a fragile girl and a hard-edged cynic, so tough to love yet so inimitably lovable, Dolores is as poignantly real as our own imperfections. She's Come Undone includes a promise: you will never forget Dolores Price.

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Great cover art tho. - LibraryThing
Bittersweet ending, makes your heart go out to her. - LibraryThing
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User Review  - Kathryn Brie - Goodreads

Excellent read, but be warned - the first 3/4 are dark, bordering on disturbing at times. It deals with some heavy issues - parental abandonment, mental instability, rape, abortion, etc. The ending is very uplifting and borders on hopeful though. Would definitely recommend it. Read full review

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User Review  - Marla - Goodreads

This story kept me interested for 421 pages. Some of it was dark but not everything has a happy ending. Read full review


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About the author (1996)

WALLY LAMB's fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Pushcart Prize XV: Best of the Small Presses; The Best of the Small Presses; The Best of the Missouri Review; Streetsongs 1: New Voices in Fiction; Northeast and The New York Times Magazine. He is the recipient of an NEA grant for fiction, and is a Missouri Review William Peden fiction prize winner. A nationally honored teacher of writing, Lamb lives in Connecticut with his wife and their three children. He is currently at work on his second novel.

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