Girlchild (Paperback)

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    Tupelo Hassman graduated from Columbia’s MFA program. Her writing has been published in the Portland Review Literary Journal, Paper Street Press, Tantalum, We Still Like, and Zyzzyva, and by 100 Word Story, Five Chapters.com, and Invisible City Audio Tours.
    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 9781250024060
    Genre FICTION / Literary
    Format Paperback
    Pages 275
    Publisher Date 2013-02-05 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Picador USA
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.55 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Hassman, Tupelo

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