Bastard out of Carolinais a raw, poignant tale of fury,
power, love and family.
Dorothy Allison was born in Greenville, South Carolina, and is the author of several critically acclaimed and bestselling books, including Cavedweller and Trash. Awarded the 2007 Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction, Allison is a member of the board of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. She lives in northern California.
For anyone who has ever felt the contempt of a self-righteous
world, this book will resonate within you like a gospel choir. For
anyone who hasn't, this book will be an education * Barbara
Dorothy Allison has an elegantly unpretentious style, raw intensity, and a great big heart. In Bastard out of Carolina she tells a horrific story without malice or self-pity. I read her work with admiration and respect -- Blanche McCrary Boyd