She's come undone

Wally Lamb

Book - 1998

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Published
New York : Pocket Books c1998, c1992.
Language
English
Item Description
"A novel."
Physical Description
465 p.
ISBN
9780671003753
9780671021009
0671021001
0671003755
0671759213
Main Author
Wally Lamb (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Overweight and sensitive Dolores Price grows from painful childhood, through excruciating adolescence, to lonely adulthood, experiencing the heartache of being a misfit in a confusing world

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Spending the years between the age of thirteen and womanhood watching television and eating the junk food her mother provides, wise-mouthed and wounded Dolores Price finally decides to give her life a chance. Reissue.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

In this New York Times bestselling extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years."Mine is a story of craving: an unreliable account of lusts and troubles that began, somehow, in 1956 on the day our free television was delivered...."Meet Dolores Price. She's thirteen, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally rolls into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before really going belly up.In this extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years. At once a fragile girl and a hard-edged cynic, so tough to love yet so inimitably lovable, Dolores is as poignantly real as our own imperfections. She's Come Undone includes a promise: you will never forget Dolores Price.