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Bastards : a memoir

by King, Mary Anna (Author)

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"Born into poverty in southern New Jersey and raised in a commune of single mothers, Mary Anna King watched her mother give away one of her newborn sisters every year to another family. All told, there were seven children: Mary, her older brother, and five phantom sisters. Then one day, Mary was sen... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Part One: Jersey. The day the music died ; Marigold Court ; Scars ; The secondhand washing machine ; Bringing Becky back ; Leaving Jersey
  • Part Two: Oklahoma. Reflections ; Telling stories ; Discipline ; Things you can tell just by looking ; The debt ; Wake up
  • Part Three: Found. Hammered ; Like a hole in my head ; Good daughter ; Rebekah two ; Join the club ; Quarter-life crisis ; Requiem ; Meeting Lesley.