A Girl, in Parts

A Girl, in Parts

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Approaching adolescence when her family moves to Washington State, Dottie, the daughter of a bartending mother and heavily drinking father, finds solace from her troubles in general misbehavior and school sports. 40,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
In the early 1980s in Martinsburg, West Virginia, Dorothy lives with her bartending mother, her bar-attending stepfather, and her sweetly precocious little brother. Dottie's nine, plagued by insomnia, asthma, earaches, and bad teeth. She is lonely and insecure, but her intelligence and keen sense of perception enable her to see every vivid detail of her improverished rural surroundings and the strange characters around her. When her family moves to Eastern Washington State, Dottie - confused, petulant, feeling more alone than ever, and furious at her changing body - battles her way through junior high, where she finds a measure of success and recognition in sports and academics. But her hard-won little victories are tempered by her troubled family and friends and she finds solace and distraction in alcohol, cigarettes, and general misbehavior. Dottie - nicknamed Utah by her teammates from the Colville Indian Reservation - becomes a star basketball player, falls in and out of love (more than once), and finally confronts a new, devasting emotional setback. But Dottie is indomitable: she emerges triumphantly as a young woman with limitless dreams and confidence in an uncertain world.

Baker
& Taylor

Approaching adolescence when her family moves to Washington State, Dottie, the daughter of a bartending mother and heavy drinking father, finds solace from her troubles in general misbehavior and school sports.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, c2002
ISBN: 9781582432182
158243218X
Branch Call Number: F PAU
Characteristics: 241 p. ; 22 cm

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