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The glass castle

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Published by Virago in 2013. Paperback, used but in good condition. 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.

Item details

Author(s):
Jeannette Walls
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19.5 x 12.5 cms (7.75 x 5 ins)
Edition:
2013
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1844081826
ISBN-13:
9781844081820
Number of pages:
341
Publisher:
Virago
Title:
The Glass Castle

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Published by Virago in 2013. Paperback, used but in good condition. 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.

Author(s):
Jeannette Walls
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19.5 x 12.5 cms (7.75 x 5 ins)
Edition:
2013
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1844081826
ISBN-13:
9781844081820
Number of pages:
341
Publisher:
Virago
Title:
The Glass Castle

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