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Book Title: Girlchild|
The author of the book: Tupelo Hassman
ISBN 13: 9780374162573
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 448 KB
Edition: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date of issue: February 14th 2012
Read full description of the books:Rory Hendrix is the least likely of Girl Scouts. She hasn’t got a troop or even a badge to call her own. But she’s checked the Handbook out from the elementary school library so many times that her name fills all the lines on the card, and she pores over its surreal advice (Disposal of Outgrown Uniforms; The Right Use of Your Body; Finding Your Way When Lost) for tips to get off the Calle: that is, Calle de los Flores, the Reno trailer park where she lives with her mother, Jo, the sweet-faced, hard-luck bartender at the Truck Stop.
Rory’s been told she is “third generation in a line of apparent imbeciles, feeble-minded bastards surely on the road to whoredom.” But she’s determined to prove the County and her own family wrong. Brash, sassy, vulnerable, wise, and terrified, she struggles with her mother’s habit of trusting the wrong men, and the mixed blessing of being too smart for her own good. From diary entries, social worker’s reports, half-recalled memories, story problems, arrest records, family lore, Supreme Court opinions, and her grandmother’s letters, Rory crafts a devastating collage that shows us her world while she searches for the way out of it. Girlchild is a heart-stopping and original debut.
Read information about the authorTupelo Hassman's first novel, girlchild, was published in 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her work has also appeared in The Boston Globe, Paper Street Press, The Portland Review Literary Journal, Tantalum, We Still Like, ZYZZYVA, and by 100WordStory.org, FiveChapters.com, and Invisible City Audio Tours. More is forthcoming from The Arroyo Review Literary Journal, Harper's Bazaar, and This Land. Tupelo collected footage of girlchild's book tour for a short documentary, Hardbound: A Novel's Life on the Road, and the jury is still out on whether or not this was a terrible idea.
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