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The Resource Girlchild, Tupelo Hassman

Girlchild, Tupelo Hassman

Label
Girlchild
Title
Girlchild
Statement of responsibility
Tupelo Hassman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Humorous fiction. Rory Hendrix is the least likely of Girl Scouts. She hasn't got a troop or even a badge to call her own. But she's checked the Handbook out from the elementary school library so many times that her name fills all the lines on the card, and she pores over its surreal advice (Disposal of Outgrown Uniforms; The Right Use of Your Body; Finding Your Way When Lost) for tips to get off the Calle: that is, Calle de los Flores, 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 'third generation in a line of apparent imbeciles, feeble-minded bastards surely on the road to whoredom.' But she's determined to prove the County and her own family wrong. Brash, sassy, vulnerable, wise, and terrified, she struggles with her mother's habit of trusting the wrong men, and the mixed blessing of being too smart for her own good. From diary entries, social worker's reports, half-recalled memories, story problems, arrest records, family lore, Supreme Court opinions, and her grandmother's letters, Rory crafts a devastating collage that shows us her world while she searches for the way out of it. "Girlchild" is a heart-stopping and original debut
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hassman, Tupelo
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Girls
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Trailer camps
Target audience
adult
Label
Girlchild, Tupelo Hassman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30702069
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780374162573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 30702069
  • (Sirsi) 30702069
Label
Girlchild, Tupelo Hassman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30702069
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780374162573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 30702069
  • (Sirsi) 30702069

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