Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

"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 505th greatest book of all time


Published
1992
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
320
Words
104,000
Original Language
English