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A Blue Moon in Poorwater: A Novel - Virginia Bookshelf (Paperback)
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A Blue Moon in Poorwater: A Novel - Virginia Bookshelf (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 30/12/1998
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In the summer of 1968, ten-year-old Dorie's brother Willie, a religious fanatic and suspected drug user, returns to town. His return becomes a catalyst for a string of tragic events and Dorie struggles to understand the discrimination in the world around her.

Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813918464
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 216 x 139 x 20 mm


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It is Hankla's gift to take material that could be mean and ugly and mine it for beauty, to depict not alienation, but the cruel and tender binding of family and community members one to another. Her feet are planted firmly in the mountains of Appalachia.... Hankla's novel is a book to haunt long after it is finished.


A Blue Moon in Poorwater is a wonderful, captivating, involving novel. Ms. Hankla never seems even tempted to give in to the urge to render her miners and her mountain folk as 'quaint' or 'folksy.' They are fully drawn, complicated people with dimensions, and the central speaker, Dorie, has an unrelenting eye for the truth of the experience.--Richard Bausch, author of "Good Evening Mr. and Mrs.America," and "All the Ships at Sea"


A Blue Moon in Poorwater is a wonderful, captivating, involving novel. Ms. Hankla never seems even tempted to give in to the urge to render her miners and her mountain folk as 'quaint' or 'folksy.' They are fully drawn, complicated people with dimensions, and the central speaker, Dorie, has an unrelenting eye for the truth of the experience.

--Richard Bausch, author of Good Evening Mr. and Mrs.America, and All the Ships at Sea

It is Hankla's gift to take material that could be mean and ugly and mine it for beauty, to depict not alienation, but the cruel and tender binding of family and community members one to another. Her feet are planted firmly in the mountains of Appalachia.... Hankla's novel is a book to haunt long after it is finished.

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