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Ellen Foster

By: Gibbons, Kaye

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Part of the Virago Modern Classics series
1860496059 / 9781860496059
Paperback
813.54
01/04/1998
Stock expected by 18/04/2020
England
Contemporary classics
20 cm 126p.
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Originally published: Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin, 1987.

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 much acclaimed first novel.

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.

Wise, funny and affectionate, Walker Percy called it. 'The real thing. Which is to say, a lovely, sometimes heart-wrenching novel . . . {Ellen Foster} is as much a part of the backwoods South as a Faulkner character - and a good deal more endearing'.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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