Dorothy Allison

Dorothy Allison is an American writer known for her themes of class struggle, sexual abuse, and lesbianism. Her most famous work is the novel 'Bastard Out of Carolina,' which was a finalist for the 1992 National Book Award.

Books

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  1. 1. Bastard Out of Carolina

    "Bastard Out of Carolina" is a poignant coming-of-age story set in South Carolina. The narrative follows the life of a young girl who, despite being born out of wedlock, strives to find her place in a world that continuously subjects her to physical and emotional abuse. The book explores themes of poverty, violence, and resilience in the face of adversity, providing a raw and unflinching look at the protagonist's struggle for acceptance and love.

    The 672nd Greatest Book of All Time