Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

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Bastard Out of Carolina was the first novel published by author Dorothy Allison. The book, which is semi-autobiographical in nature, is set in Allison's hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. Narrated by Ruth Anne "Bone" Boatwright, the primary conflict occurs between Bone and her mother's husband, Glen.

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The 400th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 25th on The Best Southern Novels of All Time (Oxford American)
  2. - 33rd on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  3. - 93rd on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  4. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  5. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)

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