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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date February 1, 2012
Pages 320
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780452297753
ISBN-10 0452297753
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.74 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summaries and Reviews
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A profound portrait of family dynamics in the rural South and “an essential novel” (The New Yorker)
 
“As close to flawless as any reader could ask for . . . The living language [Allison] has created is as exact and innovative as the language of To Kill a Mockingbird and The Catcher in the Rye. —The New York Times Book Review

The publication of Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina was a landmark event that won the author a National Book Award nomination and launched her into the literary spotlight. Critics have likened Allison to 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.
 
Greenville County, South Carolina, is a wild, lush place that is home to the Boatwright family—a tight-knit clan of rough-hewn, hard-drinking men who shoot up each other’s trucks, and indomitable women who get married young and age too quickly. At the heart of this story is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a bastard child who observes the world around her with a mercilessly keen perspective. When her stepfather Daddy Glen, “cold as death, mean as a snake,” becomes increasingly more vicious toward her, Bone finds herself caught in a family triangle that tests the loyalty of her mother, Anney—and leads to a final, harrowing encounter from which there can be no turning back.



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Editions for the work Bastard Out of Carolina
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780525934257
 
from E P Dutton (July 1, 1992)
9780525934257 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Tired of being labeled white trash, Ruth Anne Boatwright--a South Carolina bastard who is attached to the indomitable women in her mother's family--longs to escape from her hometown, and especially from Daddy Glen and his meanspirited jealousy
Paperback
Book cover for 9780452269576 Book cover for 9780452287051 Book cover for 9780452297753
 
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (February 1, 2012)
9780452297753 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.74 lbs | List price $16.00
This edition also contains Bastard Out of Carolina
About: A profound portrait of family dynamics in the rural South and “an essential novel” (The New Yorker)   “As close to flawless as any reader could ask for .
from Plume (September 6, 2005)
9780452287051 | details & prices | 309 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.78 lbs | List price $17.00
About: 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.
Reprint edition from Plume (March 1, 1993)
9780452269576 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Ruth Anne Boatwright, an illegitimate young girl, dreams of escaping her Greenville County, South Carolina, home, her notorious, hard-living family, and the unwanted attentions of her abusive stepfather, Daddy Glen
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781561006786
 
Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio Lib Edn (April 1, 1996)
9781561003037 | details & prices | 5.50 × 9.00 × 2.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $73.25
About: 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.
Mut edition from Bookcassette Sales (April 1, 1996)
9781561006786 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $23.95
About: Ruth Anne Boatwright, an illegitimate young girl, dreams of escaping her Greenville County, South Carolina, home, her notorious, hard-living family, and the unwanted attentions of her abusive stepfather, Daddy Glen.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606191937
 
from Demco Media (October 1, 2000)
9780606191937 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $23.50
About: Ruth Anne Boatwright, an illegitimate young girl, dreams of escaping her Greenville County, South Carolina, home, her notorious, hard-living family, and the unwanted attentions of her abusive stepfather, Daddy Glen
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613180665 Book cover for 9781435293656
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 29, 2008)
9781435293656 | details & prices | 309 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $24.95
This edition also contains Bastard Out of Carolina
About: The extraordinary story of a young girl caught up in family violence, incest, and redemption.
from Turtleback Books (March 1, 2001)
9780613180665 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $26.95
About: Ruth Anne Boatwright, an illegitimate young girl, dreams of escaping her Greenville County, South Carolina, home, her notorious, hard-living family, and the unwanted attentions of her abusive stepfather, Daddy Glen
Editions for the work Bastard Out of Carolina
Paperback
Book cover for 9780452297753
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Penguin USA (February 1, 2012)
9780452297753 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.74 lbs | List price $16.00
This edition also contains Bastard Out of Carolina
About: A profound portrait of family dynamics in the rural South and “an essential novel” (The New Yorker)   “As close to flawless as any reader could ask for .
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780453008600
 
from Highbridge Co (January 1, 1997)
9780453008600 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Ruth Anne Boatwright, an illegitimate young girl, dreams of escaping her Greenville County, South Carolina, home, her notorious, hard-living family, and the unwanted attentions of her abusive stepfather, Daddy Glen.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781435293656
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 29, 2008)
9781435293656 | details & prices | 309 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $24.95
This edition also contains Bastard Out of Carolina
About: The extraordinary story of a young girl caught up in family violence, incest, and redemption.

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