Cruddy (Paperback)

Author: Barry, Lynda

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*Author: Barry, Lynda *Publication Date: 2000/10/10 *Number of Pages: 305 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.00

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780684838465
SKU 30635036
Format Paperback
ISBN10 068483846X
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 1T
Praise
"[This] bloody and violent story is tougher and uglier than any of the artist's previous work. And riveting as well."
"Ms. Barry's trenchantly funny gift for observation spares this book from being grisly....Despite the fantastic nature of its plot, CRUDDY struck me as truer and better than the many teen dramas currently on offer from the networks and studios. Accompanied by a series of illustrations in Ms. Barry's grotesque, outsider-art style, the book's crude title and appearance belie the smooth, black wit of her dialogue....A dark little gem."
"[T]he author's ability to capture the paralyzing bleakness of despair, and her uncanny ear for dialogue, make this first novel a work of terrible beauty."
"Because Roberta's voice is so vivid and immediate, her escapades become strangely believable....[The book's] horror-bright narrative of over-the-top mayhem and Grand Guignol comedy nearly blinds you to its plain, heartbreaking realism."
"CRUDDY is a twisted, high-energy ride through a nightmare childhood, an inventive piling-on of cruelties and misadventures. There are times, plenty of them, when the book serves up wincing amounts of gore, but with such exuberance that, like a car wreck, one finds it difficult to look away....CRUDDY is a book that can be seen through many lenses, as house-of-horrors cartoon, suspense tale, adolescent psychodrama, or all of the above."
From the Publisher
Annotation This gritty coming-of-age novel by cartoonist Lynda Barry is about Roberta Rohbeson, age 16, daughter of a white mother and a black father, who is trying to get through eighth grade without going crazy. Roberta recalls a trip she took across the country with her violent, cruel father five years ago that ended with Roberta lost in the desert and covered with someone else's blood. She is sent back home to her almost equally monstrous mother. Now she tells the horrifying story of that experience, along with the details of her present "cruddy" existence.
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