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Dorothy Allison

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Bastard Out of Carolina Overview

"Bastard out of Carolina" is a novel by Dorothy Allison which details the experiences of young Ruth Anne "Bone" Boatwright's growing up in rural South Carolina. Ruth becomes the victim of her stepfather's sexual abuse, and must struggle to survive against his abuse and his mother's refusal to acknowledge the abuse. The novel thus deals with crucial themes of family, abuse, and self-image.

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