Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

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.

The 389th 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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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Bastard Out of Carolina: A Novel Paperback 20084 $5.96 $2.57 2012
Bastard Out of Carolina by Allison, Dorothy unknown Edition [Paperback(1993)] Paperback 888644 $13.78 $3.57 1992
Bastard Out of Carolina: A Novel Kindle Edition 40038 $10.99 2005
Bastard Out of Carolina: A Novel Paperback 51606 $1.07 $3.18 2012
Bastard out of Carolina: (Plume Essential Edition) Mass Market Paperback 470916 $2.73 $0.01 2005
Bastard Out of Carolina Hardcover 583986 $9.37 $1.60 1992
Bastard Out of Carolina 1ST Edition Hardcover 4682044 $75.00 $20.00
Bastard Out of Carolina Paperback 319518 $2.10 $0.01 1993
Bastard out of Carolina Hardcover 379962 $15.14 $0.01 1992