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Bastards : a memoir

Author: Mary Anna King
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"'A stirring, vividly told story of a young woman's quest to find the family she lost ... an impressive debut' -- Peter Balakian. Born into poverty in southern New Jersey and raised in a commune of single mothers, Mary Anna King watched her mother give away one of her newborn sisters every year to another family. All told, there were seven children: Mary, her older brother, and five phantom sisters. Then one day,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Mary Anna King; Mary Anna King; Mary Anna King
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Anna King
ISBN: 9780393088618 0393088618
OCLC Number: 891611116
Description: vi, 248 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue --
PART ONE. Jersey --
The day the music died --
Marigold Court --
Scars --
The secondhand washing machine --
Bringing Becky back --
Leaving Jersey --
PART TWO. Oklahoma --
Reflections --
Telling stories --
Discipline --
Things you can tell just by looking --
The debt --
Wake up --
PART THREE. Found --
Hammered --
Like a hole in my head --
Good daughter --
Rebekah two --
Join the club --
Quarter-life crisis --
Requiem --
Meeting Lesley.
Responsibility: Mary Anna King.

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"As I read Mary King's extraordinary memoir, Bastards, I couldn't help but be reminded of Mary Karr's The Liar's Club. King has the same unflinching eye, the same ability to inhabit her child self Read more...

 
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