Bastard Out of Carolina
Publish date: October 1st 1993
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Pages no: 300
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Coming Of Age
2.5 Stars Bastard out of Carolina is a tough and harrowing read. Written by Dororthy Allison and set in Allison's home town of Greenville, South Carolina in the 1950s. The story centres around "Bone" Boatwright a girl born fatherless to 15 years old Anney Boatwright and sexually and physically ab...
Beautifully written and agonizingly heartbreaking. It's clear why Dorothy Allison has been compared to Harper Lee, because Bone is reminiscent in so many ways of Scout, and both Allison and Lee show the good and the bad in southern society. Bone has the love of her family, which is probably the only...
I didn't like it, but I decided 1 star wouldn't be fair. It's too long. It's heartbreaking, but farfetched - I know it's autobiographical, I know.
4.5 stars I was warned so I knew what I was getting into but this was a difficult read. I felt like I couldn't take my eyes off a car wreck.Ruth Anne, generally known as Bone, is a believable character. She's not a reliable reporter as she's just a young girl with a child's skewed perspective. But s...
”He pinned me between his hip and the sink, lifting me slightly and bending me over. I reached out and caught hold of the porcelain, trying not to grab at him, not to touch him. No. No. No. He was raging, spitting, the blows hitting the wall as often as they hit me. Beyond the door, Mama was screami...
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