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Bastard Out of Carolina

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Bastard Out of Carolina

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
97 minutes
performer:
Ron Eldard, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jena Malone, Glenne Headly, Lindley Mayer, Diana Scarwid, Grace Zabriskie
director:
Anjelica Huston
distributor:
Showtime Networks Inc.
author:
58507
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A

Faulkner and Eudora Welty wrote about poor southern whites from a bemused distance. In Bastard Out of Carolina, Dorothy Allison writes from her own cruel South Carolina beginnings. Poverty and humiliation drive the men of the Boatwright clan to drink and violence, and their women to endless grief. Twelve-year-old Bone Boatwright survives by leaning on the love of her aunts, the solace of gospel music, and the same ferocious intelligence that shapes this powerful first novel, a current contender for the National Book award in fiction. A

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