She's Come Undone

She's Come Undone

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Meet Dolores Price. She's thirteen, wise-mouthed but wounded. Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the chocolate, crisps and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally rolls into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before really going belly up. In his extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch an incredible ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years. At once a fragile girl and a hard-edged cynic, so tough to love yet so inimitably loveable, Dolores is as poignantly real as our own imperfections.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 34mm | 340.19g
  • Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • SCRIBNER
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 0684860090
  • 9780684860091
  • 65,839

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"People"There are at least two surprises in store for readers of Lamb's memorable debut novel. One is the author's sex. This male writes so convincingly in the voice of a female, tracing her life from 4 to 40, that you have to keep looking back at the jacket picture just to make sure. The second surprise is how such a string of trials and tribulations can add up to such a touchingly funny book...

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About Wally Lamb

Wally Lamb is a nationally honoured teacher of writing in his native America and SHE'S COME UNDONE is his first novel. Lamb lives outside of Hartford in America with his wife of twenty years and their three sons. He continues to teach at the Norwich Free Academy and is writing his second book.

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