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Betty: The International Bestseller

Betty: The International Bestseller (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By McDaniel, Tiffany

A girl comes of age against the knife. So begins the story of Betty Carpenter. Born in a bathtub in Arkansas in 1954 to a Cherokee father and white mother, Betty is the sixth of eight siblings. The world they inhabit is one of poverty, racism, abuse, and violence--both from outsi...de the family, and also, devastatingly, from within. After years on the road, searching in vain for a better life, the Carpenters return to their hometown of Breathed, Ohio, in northern Appalachia. There, they move into a sprawling wreck of a farmhouse that local legend says is cursed. The townsfolk decide the Carpenters are cursed, too: My mother gave birth to eight of us, Betty tells us in her frank, wry voice. More than one of us would die for no good reason in the prizewinning years of youth. Some blamed God for taking too few. Others accused the devil of leaving too many. But Betty is resilient. Her father's inventive stories are kindling for the fire of her own imagination, and even in the face of tragedy and death, her creativity is irrepressible. Against overwhelming odds, she may be the first member of her family to break the cycle of abuse and trauma--and escape.
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ISBN 9781474617536
Released AU 25 Aug 2020
Publisher Orion Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781474617536
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Released 25 Aug 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By McDaniel, Tiffany
Category Modern Fiction
Myths & Mythology
Multicultural Studies
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 40mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 560g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Cherokee Indians - Fiction, Appalachian Region - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly