Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison audiobook
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Bastard Out of Carolina

By Dorothy Allison
Read by Elizabeth Evans

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9780525934257

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799737711

  • ISBN: 9781799737711

Runtime: 11.24 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Finalist for the National Book Award

Greenville County, South Carolina, is home to the Boatwright family - rough-hewn men who drink hard and shoot up each other's trucks, and indomitable women who marry young and age all too quickly. At the heart of this astonishing novel is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a South Carolina bastard with an annotated birth certificate to tell the tale. Observing everything with the mercilessly keen eye of a child, Bone finds herself caught in a family triangle that will test the loyalty of her mother, Anney. Her stepfather, Daddy Glen, calls Bone "cold as death, mean as a snake, and twice as twisty", yet Anney needs Glen "like a strong woman needs meat between her teeth". At first gentle with Bone, Daddy Glen becomes steadily colder and more furious - until their final, harrowing encounter, from which there can be no turning back. Written in a mesmerizing voice that mingles the languid rhythms of country music with raw, unsparing descriptions of emotional and physical violence, this moving novel marks the emergence of an extraordinarily gifted writer.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An essential novel.” New Yorker
“Simply stunning…As close to flawless as any reader could ask for.” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Dorothy Allison

Author Bio: Dorothy Allison

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English