Failure To Zigzag: A Novel

Failure To Zigzag: A Novel

by Jane Vandenburgh
     
 

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It's southern California in the early Sixties, and Charlotte is a teenager, which is bad enough. She also has strange grandparents, with whom she lives, a schizophrenic ventriloquist alcoholic mother who appears and disappears regularly from her life, and only vague information about the father who died before Charlotte was born.

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Overview

It's southern California in the early Sixties, and Charlotte is a teenager, which is bad enough. She also has strange grandparents, with whom she lives, a schizophrenic ventriloquist alcoholic mother who appears and disappears regularly from her life, and only vague information about the father who died before Charlotte was born.

With so much craziness in the family, Charlotte figures, whether it's "nature" or "nurture," she's doomed. In Failure to Zigzag, Jane Vandenburgh gracefully zigzags between hilarity and sorrow as she recounts Charlotte's attempts to grow up and to practice "sanity as a form of revenge."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582438955
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
Publication date:
05/03/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
0 MB

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