Bastard out of Carolina: (Plume Essential Edition)

By: Allison, Dorothy

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Greenville County, South Carolina, a wild, lush place, 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. 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.

Title: Bastard out of Carolina: (Plume Essential Edition)

Author Name: Allison, Dorothy

Categories: South, Family, Women,

Edition: Reprint.

Publisher: NY, Plume (New American Library): 2005

ISBN Number: 0452287057

ISBN Number 13: 9780452287051

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good +

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

Seller ID: 010233

Description: 309 pp.Close to new. slight bumping of corners. No markings. Gatefold flaps. Spine uncreased. A National Book Award nominee, telling the saga of a southern family's hard times. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In

Keywords: SOUTH. APPALACHIA. SOUTH CAROLINA.