Quincie Bolliver

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Quincie, the motherless thirteen-year-old daughter of an itinerant muleskinner, is the captivating protagonist of this Depression-era novel set in the Texas oil patch. Her story’s value resides not only in the viewpoint of a young girl who comes of age in the shadow of the derricks but also in the currency of her creator’s sensitivity to the natural world and environmental issues. Originally a 1941 Houghton-Mifflin Literary Fellowship Book, Quincie Bolliver is an extraordinary study in character, place, and the ...

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Quincie, the motherless thirteen-year-old daughter of an itinerant muleskinner, is the captivating protagonist of this Depression-era novel set in the Texas oil patch. Her story’s value resides not only in the viewpoint of a young girl who comes of age in the shadow of the derricks but also in the currency of her creator’s sensitivity to the natural world and environmental issues. Originally a 1941 Houghton-Mifflin Literary Fellowship Book, Quincie Bolliver is an extraordinary study in character, place, and the community of women weak and strong. From the moment the wise, lonesome Quincie and her stubborn, charming father, Curtin, arrive in Good Union, Texas, where the boom has passed and Judith Paradise’s boarding house stands as a tattered monument to bygone prosperity, King engages the reader in the passions and struggles of the small town’s inhabitants. As beautiful and natural as its commanding realism, Quincie Bolliver is not only a remarkable first novel, but one that should stand for all time. Her grief was wide, touching the still trees, the wet coats of the grazing cattle, the lonely posts of the power line, the soft feathers of the heron. Her pity was for all things: for the leaf set spinning by the rain, for the drops of rain that fell and were lost, for the darkening sky itself, and for the tender earth that must lie forever open to the sky, racked to preserve the running heel-and toe-print of all who chose to pass.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2002

    A Simple and Timeless Tale

    This story unfolds in an East Texas oil town in the 1920s when the oil fields and economy were drying up. Through the eyes of a girl growing to adulthood we watch various believable and generally quite likeable characters trying to get by in tough times. One woman runs a boardinghouse where Quincie and her father stay. Another tells fortunes. The men work the derricks any other oil jobs. This story flows effortlessly and without any artificial plot contrivances that an author less faithful to the telling of normal lives might have inserted. Mary King gives us a wonderfully simple but enlightening study of character and setting. She weaves an environmental theme throughout the story as the more philosophical characters ponder what it means to extract ancient oil from the ground. I felt like I had glimpsed a time and place I had never seen before and learned of a culture whose remnants are found still in many parts of the near Southwest. It was a joy to see a woman¿s perspective on this culture. I read this book late at night and felt both relaxed and transformed by the story and its unpretentious prose. The characters and their struggles had a timeless human quality.

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