Trash: Stories




      Trash: Stories
Trash, Allison s landmark collection, laid the groundwork for her critically acclaimed Bastard Out of Carolina, the National Book Award finalist that was hailed by The New York Times Book Review as simply stunninga wonderful work of fiction by a major talent In addition to Allison s classic stories, this new edition of Trash features Stubborn Girls and Mean Stories, an introduction in which Allison discusses the writing of Trash and Compassion, a never before published short story.First published in 1988, the award winning Trash showcases Allison at her most fearlessly honest and startlingly vivid The limitless scope of human emotion and experience are depicted in stories that give aching and eloquent voice to the terrible wounds we inflict on those closest to us These are tales of loss and redemption of shame and forgiveness of love and abuse and the healing power of storytelling A book that resonates with uncompromising candor and incandescence, Trash is sure to captivate Allison s legion of readers and win her a devoted new following. New Read Books Trash: Stories author Dorothy Allison – heartforum.co.uk

Dorothy Allison is an American writer, speaker, and member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers Themes in Allison s work include class struggle, child and sexual abuse, women, lesbianism, feminism, and family.Allison s first novel, the semi autobiographical Bastard Out of Carolina, was published in 1992 and was one of five finalists for the 1992 National Book Award Allison founded The Independent Spirit Award in 1998, a prize given annually to an individual whose work within the small press and independent bookstore circuit has helped sustain that enterprise.

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  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Trash: Stories
  • Dorothy Allison
  • English
  • 08 April 2018
  • 0452283515

10 thoughts on “ Trash: Stories

  1. Jude says:

    This is where i fell in love with Dorothy Allison this is where i found a voice like no other and first heard her clear invocation of story as not merely survival but triumph life itself lived with a degree of accountability that is specific to finding the language with which to face it.

  2. Larry Bassett says:

    This is an amazing book It is filled with stories Some stories of brutality that you pray you will never experience and some about the strength of families that you might look for, even hope for.My first book by Dorothy Allison was Bastard Out of Carolina I gave it five stars and wanted to readIt took me six months to pick up the next book I picked Trash because I like short stories and it is one of Allison s first published books, maybe the This is an amazing book It is filled with stories Some stories of brutality that you pray you will never experience and some about the strength of families that you might look for, even hope for.My first book by Dorothy Allison was Bastard Out of Carolin...

  3. Carl R. says:

    Dorothy Allison is one of my favorite people, even though I don t know her I ve shaken her hand and seen heard her speak at Squaw Valley and at Tin House, though, and I ve read enough of her work to know that she is one rare package of compassion, humor, and bitterness Trash is full of early stories, stories from what she calls her yellow pages in the forward, those pages being a legal pad on which she originally scribbled down recollections of her childhood with no thought of publicat...

  4. Amory Blaine says:

    We are under so many illusions about our powersillusions that vary with the moon, the mood, the moment Waxing, we are all powerful We are the mother destroyers, She Who Eats Her Young, devours her lover, her own heart great winged midnight creatures and the witches of legend Waning, we are powerless We are the outlaws of the earth, daughters of nightmare, victimized, raped, and abandoned in our own bodies We tell ourselves lies and pretend not to know the difference It takes all we We are under so many illusions about our powersillusions that vary with the moon, the mood, the moment Waxing, we are all powerful We are the mother destroyers, She Who Eats Her Young, devours her lover, her own heart great winged midn...

  5. Book Riot Community says:

    While this collection of stories is slim, odds are it ll take you a few days to trek through I was confident it was a two night read, but the gritty, harnessed prose slowed me up and caused it to take about a week When you read one of Allison s stories, it takes time to digest As a reader I was encouraged to dissect each one, but felt as if the job had already been done for me intentionally Digging for the deeper meaning seems entirely against Allison s intention, but at the same time is While this collection of stories is slim, odds are it ll take you a few days to trek through I was confident it was a two night read, but the gritty, harnessed prose slowed me up and caused it to take about a week When you read one of Allison s stories,...

  6. katyjanereads says:

    1 I grew up watching the movie Bastard Out of Carolina I was obsessed with it In 2018 I finally read the book and it was just as good I love Dorothy Allison s writing It s matter of fact and describes country life perfectly This book didn t disappoint Some of the stories were mentioned in both books but I didn t even care 2 I enjoyed the beginning and middle of the bookthan the ending 3 I loved the introduction just as much as the rest of the book We become what we did not 1 I grew up watching the movie Bastard Out of Carolina I was obsessed with it In 2018 I finally read the book and it was just as good I love Dorothy Allison s writing It s matter of fact and describes country life perfectly This book didn t disappoint Some of the stories were mentioned in both books but I didn t even care 2 I enjoyed the beg...

  7. Andrea says:

    This is one that I initially read in a writing workshop class in college my copy ended up going home with a roommate, but the stories stuck with me anyway It recently popped into my head again, and of course the library had a copy, so I decided it was time for a re read.In short, it s a fantastic collection The stories are hard and unsentimental, often violent and sometimes horrifying, but also surprisingly beautiful at times Nothing is presented about how things ought to be it is simply This is one that I initially read in a writing workshop class in college my copy ended up going home with a roommate, but the stories stuck with me anyway It recently popped into my head again, and of course the library had a copy, so I decided it was time for a re read.In short, it s a fantastic collection The stories are hard and unsentimental, often violent and sometimes horrifying, but also surprisingly beautiful at times No...

  8. Jim says:

    Allison is not a writer whose work I read for fun, no She delves so much in the darker edges of poor Southern life with its violence, meanness, anger, struggle, and bigotry Tough people, many of whom work hard and try to keep themselves above water, while so many turn todestructive choices Surely part of her appeal beyond that to the lesbian community is her willingness to explain what most people choose to ignore It is hard for me to call these stories fiction and I know they are Allison is not a writer whose work I read for fun, no She delves so much in the darker edges of poor Southern life with its violence, meanness, anger, struggle, and bigotry Tough people, many of whom work hard and try to keep themselves above water, while so many tu...

  9. Matt says:

    This is powerful, intense, moving writing The introduction alone is a stunning piece of work, describing the author s decision to live and to write her stories It is a testament to the power the creation of literature has to save and sustain a life The standard frequenty cited to determine whether or not someone is a real writer is whether or not that person would write if they knew no one would ever read their work In Dorothy Allison s case, the choice between writing and not writing is This is powerful, intense, moving writing The introduction alone is a stunning piece of work, describing the author s decision to live and to write her stories It is a testament to the power the creation of literature has to save and sustain a life The standard frequenty cited to determine whether or not someone is a real writer is whether or not that person would write if they knew no one would ever read their work In Dorothy Allison s case, th...

  10. Lily says:

    Dorothy Allison writes in the Southern tradition with a twist she s a lesbian and she s not ashamed of it, even coming from a dirt poor family that places importance on how many babies you can produce and how well you marry This slim book is a collection of short memoir narratives that read as if Allison is sitting right in front of you, sipping on sweet tea and smoking a cigarette, while she divulges all of her secrets Some secrets are raw and painful while other...

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