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Bastard Out of Carolina Paperback – January 1, 1993


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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Plume,1993 (1993)
  • ASIN: B0038PQZUI
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #305,943 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stocker on February 26, 2013
I randomly picked up this book in a bookstore's bargain bin. What a great treat for me. I truly loved this book. I was glad to hear it was made into a movie. Allison can create scenes that will leave you hooked.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. C. Scearce on November 16, 2012
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I was introduced to this book during my summer Southern Fiction class. I fell in love with this book after reading the first chapter. As far as southern fiction goes, this ranks as one of the greatest. Like Faulkner, Allison controls her story, not through just its main character's narrative, but as well by ensuring truth within the book's descriptive language. Bastard Out of Carolina feels like you exist in Bone's backgrounds, not in her mind, but close enough to make sense of the character's experience. Allison gets Bone, although you live in the story--you almost live in Bone's mind, through her eyes, etc.

But in truth the real genius of Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina is how she handles the reader's participation. You may exist in this world, but you're only allowed so close. As with many a southern white trash family, strangers are always untrusted--spouses even maybe family, but not quite family enough. You never gain Bone's trust, but because you're there with her everywhere, you know and get her experiences.

Allison plays this tight rope quite well; between dialogue and the narrative of Bone, there is an abundance more of Bone and her family we see. We're not relegated solely to Bone alone for the story, but we're provided a place to compensate and understand the complexity of these people's lives.

We may not approve of the stepfather's action, and we're pleased with Bone's blood family's reaction to it. But as with Bone's mother's decision we may also sympathize, forgive, and still feel un-rejected because we're living in the background of it. Not because just Bone tells us, but her aunts, uncles, and grandmother's idiosyncrasies, comments and actions provide a broadness to Bone's narrative.
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