The Liars’ Club: A Memoir by Mary Karr

The Liars’ Club: A Memoir

Mary Karr
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  • ISBN
    9780143035749 / 0143035746
  • Title The Liars’ Club: A Memoir
  • Author Mary Karr
  • Category Biography: General
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 2005
  • Pages 352
  • Publisher
    Penguin Books
  • Edition
    10th
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 129mm x 16mm x 196mm

Annotation

The author, a prize-winning poet and critic, looks back at her upbringing in a swampy East Texas refinery town. She recalls her painter mother, seven times married, whose outlaw spirit could tip into psychosis; a fist-swinging father who spun tales with his cronies—dubbed the Liars' Club; and a neighborhood rape when she was eight.

Publisher Description

When it was published in 1995, Mary Karr's The Liars' Club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, as well as bringing about a dramatic revival of the form. Karr's comic childhood in an east Texas oil town brings us characters as darkly hilarious as any of J. D. Salinger's—a hard-drinking daddy, a sister who can talk down the sheriff at twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all. Now with a new introduction that discusses her memoir's impact on her family, this unsentimental and profoundly moving account of an apocalyptic childhood is as “funny, lively, and un-put-downable” (USA Today) today as it ever was

Author Biography

Mary Karr is a Guggenheim Fellow in poetry. She has won

Mary Karr is a Guggenheim Fellow in poetry. She has won

Mary Karr is a Guggenheim Fellow in poetry. She has won

Mary Karr is a Guggenheim Fellow in poetry. She has won Pushcart Prizes for both verse and essays, and is the Peck PPushcart Prizes for both verse and essays, and is the Peck PPushcart Prizes for both verse and essays, and is the Peck PPushcart Prizes for both verse and essays, and is the Peck Professor of Literature at Syracuse University. Her previous rofessor of Literature at Syracuse University. Her previous rof

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