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The Resource Bastards : a memoir, Mary Anna King

Bastards : a memoir, Mary Anna King

Label
Bastards : a memoir
Title
Bastards
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Mary Anna King
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'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, Mary was sent away, too. Living in Oklahoma with her maternal grandfather, Mary gets a new name and a new life. But she's haunted by the past: by the baby girls she's sure will come looking for her someday, by the mother she had to leave behind, by the father who left her. Mary is a college student when her sisters start to get back in touch. With each reunion, her family becomes closer to whole again. Moving, haunting, and at times wickedly funny, Bastards is about finding one's family and oneself"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Mary Anna
Dewey number
306.8509749
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Mary Anna
  • King, Mary Anna
  • Young women
  • Children of single parents
  • Poor families
  • Sisters
  • Family reunions
  • New Jersey
  • Oklahoma
Label
Bastards : a memoir, Mary Anna King
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Publication
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 justby 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
Control code
BK0015714918
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 248 p.
Isbn
9780393088618
Lccn
2014047961
Label
Bastards : a memoir, Mary Anna King
Publication
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 justby 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
Control code
BK0015714918
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 248 p.
Isbn
9780393088618
Lccn
2014047961

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