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Hungry for the World: A Memoir (Signed By Author)

Barnes, Kim

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ISBN 10: 0375502289 / ISBN 13: 9780375502286
Published by Villard Books, 2000
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Title: Hungry for the World: A Memoir (Signed By ...

Publisher: Villard Books

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

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Kim Barnes's award-winning memoir, In the Wilderness, was called "elegiac" and "eloquent" by the San Francisco Chronicle; Library Journal said it "forces reconsideration of the form." Her new book is a bold and beautiful personal narrative--the story of a young woman's trying to save herself when all she has believed has been stripped away.
        On the day of Kim Barnes's 1976 high school graduation in Lewiston, Idaho, after a disagreement with her father--a logger by lifelong trade, and a fervent adherent of the Pentecostal Christian faith in which Kim had been raised--she gathered her few belongings and struck out on her own. Alone for the first time, she sought to make a life for herself--without skills, without funds, with barely a shred of knowledge of the world outside the insulated confines of her family.
        Hungry for the World is the story of how an intelligent and passionate young woman, thirsting for experience of what lay out there, rejected the patriarchal domination of family and church and tried to find her way, only to be all but undone at the hands of a man whose dominance was of an altogether different sort. It is a classic story of the search for knowledge and the consequences, both dire and beautiful, of that search. Barnes's story breaks the code of imposed by shame and maps a trail of hope through the swamp of human failure and survival.

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Praise for Kim Barnes's In the Wilderness


"Engrossing . . . revealing, spiritual, cleansing, transcendent--and awash in the elements that make life's flow so unpredictable, wonderful, and often haunting."
--Chicago Tribune

"Written from the heart . . . a mesmerizing read . . . her perspective
is unapologetic and unself-pitying, making for a truly haunting tale."
--New Woman

"Moving . . . precise and honest . . . she draws the extraordinary
out of everyday life."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Barnes writes forgivingly about an unforgiving world, and her work
shines with both innocence and wisdom."
--Glamour

"Sad and beautiful . . . a book about humility, and how one is of one's origins, no matter how far a person has traveled in imagination, artistry, and insight."
--Kirkus Reviews

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