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THE LIAR'S CLUB.

Karr, Mary.

ISBN 10: 0670850535 / ISBN 13: 9780670850532
Published by VIKING. NY 1995, 1995
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in plain creme colored printed wrappers. Author's celebrated memoir. Bookseller Inventory # 3486

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Title: THE LIAR'S CLUB.

Publisher: VIKING. NY 1995

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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A trenchant memoir of a troubled American childhood from the child's point of view describes growing up in a an East Texas refinery town, life in the midst of a turbulent family of drunks and liars, a schoolyard rape, and other dark secrets. 25,000 first printing.

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In this funny, razor-edged memoir, Mary Karr, a prize-winning poet and critic, looks back at her upbringing in a swampy East Texas refinery town with a volatile, defiantly loving family. She recalls her painter mother, seven times married, whose outlaw spirit could tip into psychosis; a fist-swinging father who spun tales with his cronies--dubbed the Liars' Club; and a neighborhood rape when she was eight. An inheritance was squandered, endless bottles emptied, and guns leveled at the deserving and undeserving. With a raw authenticity stripped of self-pity and a poet's eye for the lyrical detail, Karr shows us a "terrific family of liars and drunks ... redeemed by a slow unearthing of truth."

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