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Dorothy Allison

USA flag (b.1949)

Dorothy Allison grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, the first child of a fifteen-year-old unwed mother who worked as a waitress. Now living in Northern California with her partner Alix and her teenage son, Wolf Michael, she describes herself as a feminist, a working class story teller, a Southern expatriate, a sometime poet and a happily born-again Californian.
   Bastard Out of Carolina (1992)
   Cavedweller (1998)
   The Women Who Hate Me (poems) (1983)
   Trash (1988)
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Dorothy Allison recommends
Night Watch (2023)
Jayne Anne Phillips
"A lovely piece of work . . . Night Watch is another of Jayne Anne Phillips's intimate revelatory creations."
Sidle Creek (2023)
Jolene McIlwain
"She can write. Not an easy story but a deeply satisfying one."
Every Bone a Prayer (2020)
Ashley Blooms
"I have loved Every Bone a Prayer since I saw an early draft years ago, loved Misty, her family, her secret talents, and the way she sees the world around her, from the crawfish in muddy water to the ghostly trees she runs past in the night, to the trailer park where she and her family barely survive. This is a book and a writer I highly recommend."

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Books containing stories by Dorothy Allison
Muddy Backroads (2022)
Stories from off the Beaten Path
edited by
Bonnie Jo Campbell and Luanne G Smith
Love Alters (2013)
Lesbian Stories
edited by
Emma Donoghue

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Award nominations
1992 National Book Award for Fiction (nominee) : Bastard Out of Carolina

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