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Girlchild
by Tupelo Hassman


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A "New York Times Book Review" Editors' Choice

Rory Hendrix, the least likely of Girl Scouts, hasn't got a troop or a badge to call her own. But she still borrows the "Handbook" from the elementary school library to pore over its advice, looking for tips to get off the Calle the Reno trailer park where she lives with her mother, Jo, the sweet-faced, hard-luck bartender at the Truck Stop.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A "New York Times Book Review" Editors' Choice

Rory Hendrix, the least likely of Girl Scouts, hasn't got a troop or a badge to call her own. But she still borrows the "Handbook" from the elementary school library to pore over its advice, looking for tips to get off the Calle the Reno trailer park where she lives with her mother, Jo, the sweet-faced, hard-luck bartender at the Truck Stop.

Rory's been told she is one of the "third-generation bastards surely on the road to whoredom," and she's determined to break the cycle. As Rory struggles with her mother's habit of trusting the wrong men, and the mixed blessing of being too smart for her own good, she finds refuge in books and language. From diary entries, social workers' reports, story problems, arrest records, family lore, and her grandmother's letters, Tupelo Hassman's "Girlchild" crafts a devastating collage that shows us Rory's world while she searches for the way out of it."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781250024060
  • ISBN-10: 1250024064
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: February 2013
  • Page Count: 275


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