Trash: Stories by Dorothy Allison (Penguin Originals)

 
9780140132076: Trash: Stories by Dorothy Allison (Penguin Originals)

Trash, Allison's landmark collection, laid the groundwork for her critically acclaimed Bastard Out of Carolina, the National Book Award finalist that was hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "simply stunning...a wonderful work of fiction by a major talent." In addition to Allison's classic stories, this new edition of Trash features "Stubborn Girls and Mean Stories," an introduction in which Allison discusses the writing of Trash and "Compassion," a never-before-published short story.
First published in 1988, the award-winning Trash showcases Allison at her most fearlessly honest and startlingly vivid. The limitless scope of human emotion and experience are depicted in stories that give aching and eloquent voice to the terrible wounds we inflict on those closest to us. These are tales of loss and redemption; of shame and forgiveness; of love and abuse and the healing power of storytelling.
A book that resonates with uncompromising candor and incandescence, Trash is sure to captivate Allison's legion of readers and win her a devoted new following.

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Praise for Dorothy Allison:

"Dorothy Allison is, without question, one of the finest writers of her generation."--The Boston Globe

"Please reserve a seat of honor at the high table of the art of fiction for Dorothy Allison."--The New York Times

"One of the glories of Allison's writing is that she refuses to be a good girl. . .and that, after all, is what it's all about..""--The Nation

Praise for Dorothy Allison:

"Dorothy Allison is, without question, one of the finest writers of her generation."The Boston Globe

"Please reserve a seat of honor at the high table of the art of fiction for Dorothy Allison."The New York Times

"One of the glories of Allison's writing is that she refuses to be a good girl. . .and that, after all, is what it's all about..""The Nation"

Praise for Dorothy Allison:

"Dorothy Allison is, without question, one of the finest writers of her generation."--The Boston Globe

"Please reserve a seat of honor at the high table of the art of fiction for Dorothy Allison."--The New York Times

"One of the glories of Allison's writing is that she refuses to be a good girl. . .and that, after all, is what it's all about..""--The Nation

From the Back Cover:

“I’ve these pictures my mama gave me – stained sepia prints of bare dirt yards, plank porches, and step after step of children – cousins, uncles, aunts; mysteries. I come of an enormous family and I cannot tell half their stories.”

From the tale of Shannon Pearl, the crazy, brooding albino child who, ‘had she been stronger or smarter would have been dangerous’ to the tragedy of Aunt Cora, who ‘packed up biscuits, cold chicken and Coca-Cola’ and left home with her four girls, Dorothy Allison casts an unblinking eye over the poor ‘white trash’ people of the American South. Drawing on her own background, the stories and poems in 'Trash' also form a remarkable confessional portrait of Allison herself, a lesbian, whose flight from her own violent, abusive family upbringing brought a hard won but exhilarating emotional and sexual freedom. Raw, chillingly honest and inspiring, she writes with unforgettable force and vision.

“Allison illuminates aspects of a class that has been neglected and misunderstood. Haunting work ... a raw power”
NEW STATESMAN

“Allison’s work has all the hard won honesty of Carver’s best writing”
INDEPENDENT

“The literary territory that Allison has set out to explore is dangerous turf. It is a great pleasure to see her succeed, blithe and graceful as Baryshnikov in performance. A major talent ... please reserve a seat of honour at the high table of the art of fiction for Dorothy Allison.”
NEW YORK TIMES

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