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  1. Beskrivelse

    Gloria Norris’s KooKooLand is a memoir written on the edge of a knife blade. Chilling, intensely moving, and darkly funny, it cuts to the heart and soul of a troubled American family, and announces the arrival of a startlingly original voice.

    Gloria Norris grew up in the projects of Manchester, New Hampshire with her parents, her sister, Virginia, and her cat, Sylvester. A snapshot might show a happy, young family, but only a dummkopf would buy that. 



    Nine-year-old Gloria is gutsy and wisecracking. Her father, Jimmy, all dazzle and danger, is often on the far side of the law and makes his own rules—which everyone else better follow. Gloria’s mom, Shirley, tries not to rock the boat, Virginia unwisely defies Jimmy, and Gloria fashions herself into his sidekick—the son he never had.



    Jimmy takes Gloria everywhere. Hunting, to the racetrack, to slasher movies, and to his parents’ dingy bar—a hole in the wall with pickled eggs and pickled alkies. But it is at Hank Piasecny’s gun shop that Gloria meets the person who will change her life. While Hank and Jimmy trade good-humored insults, Gloria comes under the spell of Hank’s college-age daughter, Susan. Brilliant, pretty, kind, and ambitious, Susan is everything Gloria longs to  be—and can be, provided she dreams big and aces third grade like Susan tells her to. 



    But, one night, a brutal act changes the course of all their lives. The story that unfolds is a profound portrait of how violence echoes through a family, and through a community. From the tragedy, Gloria finds a way to carve out a future on her own terms and ends up just where she wants to be. Gripping and unforgettable, KooKooLand is a triumph.

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  2. Yderligere info
    Udgivelsesdato:
    14-03-2017
    Sprog:
    Engelsk
    ISBN13:
    9781682450789
    Sidetal:
    368
    Vægt:
    386 g
    Dybde:
    25 mm
    Bredde:
    152 mm
    Forlag:
    Regan Arts.
    Mærkat:
    Bog, paperback
    Målgruppe:
    For adult education
    Format:
    Paperback
    Udgave:
    Reprint
    • Bibliotekernes beskrivelse

      An unconventional coming-of-age memoir reveals the author's relationship with her father--a wise guy who relied on charm, wit, and an unyielding belief that he was above the law--and describes how she set herself on a path away from the cycle of violencearound her.

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