Dorothy Allison Bastard Out of Carolina

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Bastard Out of Carolina

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A modern literary classic, now available in a 20th anniversary edition with a new afterword by the author.

The publication of Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina was a landmark event. The novel's profound portrait of family dynamics in the rural South won the author a National Book Award nomination and launched her into the literary spotlight. Critics have likened Allison to William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, and Harper Lee, naming her the first writer of her generation to dramatize the lives and language of poor whites in the South. Since its appearance, the novel has inspired an award-winning film and has been banned from libraries and classrooms, championed by fans, and defended by critics.

Greenville County, South Carolina, is a wild, lush place that is home to the Boatwright family—a tight-knit clan of rough-hewn, hard- drinking men who shoot up each other's trucks, and indomitable women who get married young and age too quickly. At the heart of this story is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a bastard child who observes the world around her with a mercilessly keen perspective. When her stepfather, Daddy Glen, "cold as death, mean as a snake", becomes increasingly more vicious toward her, Bone finds herself caught in a family triangle that tests the loyalty of her mother, Anney—and leads to a final, harrowing encounter from which there can be no turning back.

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About the Author:

Elizabeth Evans: Novelist and short story writer Elizabeth Evans is the author of Locomotion, The Blue Hour, Carter Clay, and Suicide’s Girlfriend. She is recipient of numerous awards and honors, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the James Michener Foundation. Evans makes her home in Tucson where she is a professor in the program in Creative Writing at the University of Arizona. 

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