The Glass Castle

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Publisher Description

Now a major motion picture starring Brie Larson, Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson.

This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous childhood with her dreaming, 'brilliant' but alcoholic parents.

At the age of seventeen she escapes on a Greyhound bus to New York with her older sister; her younger siblings follow later. After pursuing the education and civilisation her parents sought to escape, Jeanette eventually succeeds in her quest for the 'mundane, middle class existence' she had always craved. In her apartment, overlooked by 'a portrait of someone else's ancestor' she recounts poignant remembered images of star watching with her father, juxtaposed with recollections of irregular meals, accidents and police-car chases and reveals her complex feelings of shame, guilt, pity and pride toward her parents.

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2010
4 February
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Kyme7894 ,

Good read

Enjoyed

Emmaline5 ,

The Glass Castle

I couldn’t put this down! One of those books where it feels as though you’ve only read for 5 minutes when it’s actually been an hour. You are absorbed into Jeannette’s magical and fragile world.

Sarah.Will.i.ams ,

The Glass Castle

Remarkable account of a childhood tainted by the extreme but touched by humour. Valuable account of a family dealing with alcohol misuse, effecting their life chances and choices. Showing coming from nothing but hardship can still lead to a life of happiness.

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