Failure To Zigzag

A Novel
Product Number: EB00647398
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781582438955
Publisher: Counterpoint
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Description

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."

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Author(s): Jane Vandenburgh
Original Publish Date: May 03, 2000

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