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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
New York : Viking, 1995
|Named Person:||Mary Karr; Mary Karr; Mary Karr|
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|Description:||320 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
But there are other lies. Darker, more hidden. Her mother's unimaginable past threatens the family's very sanity. Mary Karr looks back through younger eyes to exorcise those demons: a mad, puritanical grandmother; a vast inheritance squandered in one year flat; endless emptied bottles; and the darknesses inflicted on an eight-year-old girl. This voice explodes with antic, wit, stripped of self-pity. Miraculously, it makes a journey into joy. Here is a "terrific family of liars redeemed by a slow unearthing of truth."
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