Cavedweller (Paperback) - Allison, Dorothy

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From the author of Bastard Out of Carolina comes another compelling novel about four women whose lives converge unexpectedly and force all of them to come to terms not only with their past, but their future. Reprint. *Author: Allison, Dorothy *Publication Date: 1999/05/01 *Number of Pages: 434 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.25

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780452279698
SKU 30471158
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0452279690
Release Date 4/10/2007
Author Info
Dorothy Allison
Dorothy Allison was born into extreme poverty, a hard life made worse by a physically and sexually abusive stepfather as well as her eventual realization that she was a lesbian. She left home and devoted herself to the cause of feminism. She also began to write. TRASH, a collection of stories, received Lambda book awards for Best Lesbian Book and Best Small Press Book in 1989. In 1992, her semi-autobiographical novel, BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA, was published to wide acclaim, and received a National Book Award nomination. Allison has a son, Wolf.
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"Alison's breakaway intensity and warm identification with her characters carry thin long book triumphantly over its repetitions and overemphases, producing an altogether wonderful second novel and, for its author, a giant step forward."
"[T]his novel simply isn't as taut and as sharply focused as its predecessor. Allison assigns all these characters, and minor ones as well, a bit too much to do....But given the tale's extraordinary vitality and wisdom, that's a small price to pay."
"Here is an appealing amalgam, a Victorian novel of the late-20th-century South. The old-fashioned attributes of...'Cavedweller' include a rambling narrative, a sharp moral sensibility, attractive heroes and villains who have a chance to repent....Some passages...might have been written by George Eliot, had she ever passed through the sound waves of rock-and-roll."
"Allison takes a huge chance here, because for all her storytelling power, humor and insight, she is tracking the most common stuff of life, and, as in life, most of her characters are not particularly fascinating upon first meeting....This isn't a 'perfect book,' the words so many used to describe 'Bastard' six years ago....But such talk is always irritating. If a book were perfect why would any writer risk another?"
From the Publisher
Annotation Ten years ago, Delia fled her husband and daughters and set out to make a new life for herself. Now a recovering alcoholic, she returns to Georgia, bringing a new daughter with her, hoping to come to terms with the family she left behind. A New York Times Notable Book for 1998.
Editors Note In this lush, epic novel by the bestselling author of "Bastard Out of Carolina", Delia Byrd packs up her old Datsun and her daughter Cissy and hits the road for Cayro, Georgia, to reclaim her life--and the two daughters she left behind. "Cavedweller" is a sweeping novel of the human spirit, the lost and hidden recesses of the heart, and the place where violence and redemption intersect.
Editors Note 2 From the author of Bastard Out of Carolina comes another compelling novel about four women whose lives converge unexpectedly and force all of them to come to terms not only with their past, but their future. Reprint.
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Number of Pages 0434
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