Bastard Out of Carolina: A Novel

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A modern literary classic, now available in a twentieth anniversary keepsake edition (with deckled-edges) with a new afterword by the author.

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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.

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Author Dorothy Allison
Publisher Plume Books
Page Count 396pp
Publication Size 5.5 x 8 x 1
Publication Notes paperback, deckle edge
Publication Date February 1, 2012
ISBN 978-0452297753

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