Hand Me Down by Melanie Thorne
By Melanie Thorne
A difficult, smooth, debut novel, within the culture of Dorothy Allison and Janet Fitch, "Hand Me Down" is the unforgettable tale of a lady who travels among California and Utah looking for her precise relatives, having by no means been enjoyed better of all.
Fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Reid has spent her lifestyles holding her sister, Jaime, from their parents' merciless error. Their father, who'd particularly paintings the approach than a task, pours each buck into his many vices, denying his daughters the sneakers and garments they wish. Their mom, as soon as a loving mother or father, goes via a post-post-adolescent rebellious streak and unearths love with a deadly ex-con. while she chooses beginning a brand new relations over elevating her first-born women, Elizabeth and Jaime are separated and compelled to depend upon the begrudging kindness of more and more far-off family.
A string of damaged offers that starts with Liz's mom swearing, "I could by no means harm you, Liz. You're family," propels her among visitor beds in states trying to find a secure domestic. all of the whereas, Liz is pressured through her stake in a bleak pact with a deceitful grownup: to inform the reality in regards to the darkest of her conditions will price her the power to shield Jaime. As Liz spirals into the abyss of worry and disgrace that haunts her sleepless nights, can she separate from from her bonds in time to struggle for her existence?
Thorne writes with a command of language that's without delay affecting and attractive. Her debut is the type of voice-driven examining adventure fiction enthusiasts crave.
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I guess he could, but every time he went out he met six. He always got the hell beat out of him. He used to come home all covered with blood. He’d sit beside the cook stove. We had to let him alone then. Couldn’t even speak to him or he’d cry. ” He paused. “You know he was a sticker in the slaughter-house. ” Nilson looked quickly at him, and then away. He bent the corner of the application card and creased it down with his thumb nail. ” he asked softly. Jim’s eyes narrowed. “She died a month ago,” he said.
You didn’t get no letters here,” said the woman suspiciously. “No, where I work. I won’t be back. ” Her smile faded slowly. Her expression seemed to slip toward anger without any great change. “You should of give me a week’s notice,” she said sharply. “That’s the rule. ” “I know,” Jim said. “That’s all right. ” The smile was back on the landlady’s face. “You been a good quiet roomer,” she said, “even if you ain’t been here long. If you’re ever around again, come right straight here. I’ll find a place for you.
They were working toward something. I want to work toward something. I feel dead. ” Nilson nodded. “I see. You’re God-damn right I see. ” “Second year in high-school. ” Jim smiled. “I’ve read a lot. My old man didn’t want me to read. He said I’d desert my own people. But I read anyway. One day I met a man in the park. He made lists of things for me to read. Oh, I’ve read a hell of a lot. He made lists like Plato’s Republic, and the Utopia, and Bellamy, and like Herodotus and Gibbon and Macaulay and Carlyle and Prescott, and like Spinoza and Hegel and Kant and Nietzsche and Schopenhauer.