Ellen Foster - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Ellen Foster - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 144 Pages
Published: 06/08/1998
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THIS AWARD-WINNING AMERICAN CLASSIC IS AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB SELECTION

'A breathtaking first novel' WALKER PERCY

'Filled with lively humour, compassion and integrity' ALICE HOFFMAN, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

'A work of considerable subtlety and intellectual sophistication' JONATHAN YARDLEY, WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

'When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy. I would figure out this or that way and run it down through my head until it got easy.'

So begins the tale of Ellen Foster, the brave and engaging heroine of Kaye Gibbons's first novel, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. The story of an eleven-year-old orphan, driven to desperation by some of the wickedest relatives in literary history, this is the story of her battle for survival. Her courage, her humour, and her wisdom are unforgettable as she tells her own story with stunning honesty and insight.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781860496059
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 160 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 5 mm


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Ellen Foster is a southern Holden Caulfield, tougher perhaps, as funny . . . A breathtaking first novel - Walker Percy

Filled with lively humour, compassion and integrity . . . Ellen Foster may be the most trustworthy character in recent fiction - Alice Hoffman, New York Times Book Review

The story of a redoubtable girl who overcomes adversity with humor, spunk, and determination, Kaye Gibbons's first novel is a work of considerable subtlety and intellectual sophistication - Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

Ellen Foster is a southern Holden Caulfield, tougher perhaps, as funny ... A breathtaking first novel - WALKER PERCY

Filled with lively humour, compassion and integrity ... ellen Foster may be the most trustworthy character in recent fiction - ALICE HOFFMAN

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“Ellen Foster”

Just a very short novel of 126 pages, but still a really moving and sometimes heartwrenching read. Eleven year old Ellen narrates the story - there is very little in the way of punctuation but this only adds to the... More

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