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The Liars' Club: A Memoir

Karr, Mary

ISBN 10: 0140179836 / ISBN 13: 9780140179835
Verlag: Penguin Books, 1996
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good Softcover
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Titel: The Liars' Club: A Memoir

Verlag: Penguin Books

Erscheinungsdatum: 1996

Einband: Paperback

Zustand:Very Good

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A trenchant memoir of a troubled American childhood from the child's point of view describes growing up in an East Texas refinery town, life in the midst of turbulent family of drunks and liars, a schoolyard rape, and other dark secrets. Reprint. 75,000 first printing. NYT.

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In this funny, razor-edged memoir, Mary Karr, a prize-winning poet and critic, looks back at her upbringing in a swampy East Texas refinery town with a volatile, defiantly loving family. She recalls her painter mother, seven times married, whose outlaw spirit could tip into psychosis; a fist-swinging father who spun tales with his cronies--dubbed the Liars' Club; and a neighborhood rape when she was eight. An inheritance was squandered, endless bottles emptied, and guns leveled at the deserving and undeserving. With a raw authenticity stripped of self-pity and a poet's eye for the lyrical detail, Karr shows us a "terrific family of liars and drunks ... redeemed by a slow unearthing of truth."

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