Bog, paperback Kookooland af Gloria Norris

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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 proj... Læs mere

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 so... Læs mere

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Engelsk
ISBN-13:
9781682450789
Sideantal:
368
Udgivet:
14-03-2017
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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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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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