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The Glass Castle (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 04/05/2006
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Now a major motion picture starring Brie Larson, Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson.

This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous childhood with her dreaming, 'brilliant' but alcoholic parents.

At the age of seventeen she escapes on a Greyhound bus to New York with her older sister; her younger siblings follow later. After pursuing the education and civilisation her parents sought to escape, Jeanette eventually succeeds in her quest for the 'mundane, middle class existence' she had always craved. In her apartment, overlooked by 'a portrait of someone else's ancestor' she recounts poignant remembered images of star watching with her father, juxtaposed with recollections of irregular meals, accidents and police-car chases and reveals her complex feelings of shame, guilt, pity and pride toward her parents.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844081820
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 275 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm

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“The Glass Castle”

A great memoir, (or is it fabricated?) Absorbing, but clinical. It's main themes question nature versus nurture and shattered dreams.

Paperback edition
14th July 2011
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“An eye-opening glimpse into real dysfunction”

I was really impressed with this book! The beginning already struck a chord with me when I wondered how a daughter could simply avoid and ignore her homeless mother rummaging through garbage on the streets, but then... More

Paperback edition
19th March 2013
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Penelope Bullock at Lancaster

“A beautiful biography”

This was a beautiful written and utterly moving story of an eccentric family. At times it is heartbreakingly sad but the author's humourous voice never lets in turn into a 'misery memoir'. Filled with... More

Paperback edition
3rd April 2016
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