Date Published: 1992 & 1994
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding & hard cover
Dorothy Allison is an American writer from South Carolina whose writing focuses on class struggle, sexual abuse, child abuse, feminism and lesbianism. She is a self-identified lesbian femme. Allison has won a number of awards for her writing, including several Lambda Literary Awards. In 2014, Allison was elected to membership in the Fellowship of Southern Writers. She is the author of A Bastard Out of Carolina
• TLS 8-1/2 x 11 inches, to Gil Moody Books, 1 May 1994, apologizes for the delay in her reply, has moved address, has signed the bookplates.
1 Inscribed Book:
• A Bastard Out of Carolina. Dutton., New York, 1992. First edition. 5-1/4 x 8-1/2 inches. 309 pages. Near fine in near-fine dust jacket. SIGNED with lengthy paragraph quote from the book p.209 written upside down on the rear endpaper:"My eyes were dry, the night a blanket that covered me. I wasn’t old. I would be thirteen in a few weeks. I was already who I was going to be … When Raylene came to me, I let her touch my shoulder, let my head tilt to lean against her, trusting her arm and her love.” (p. 309) from last paragraph at the end of the book.
Author's widely praised first novel. Semi-autobiographical in nature, the book is set in Allison's hometown of Greenville, South Carolina in the 1950s. Narrated by Ruth Anne "Bone" Boatwright, the primary conflict occurs between Bone and her mother's husband, Glen Waddell. The novel examines the complexities of mother-child relationships, conditions of class, race, and sexuality. All in which play out in Bone's life and her relationships with others. The book was adapted into a film in 1996.
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