In his first novel, Wally Lamb creates a heroine--Dolores Price--who survives family insanity, ******, abuse, obesity, and the death of loved ones, emerging at the end as a strong, tough woman whose life is moving toward hope and salvation.
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.
Meet Dolores Price. She's 13, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Stranded 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 orbits 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 she really goes under.
Number of Pages: 465.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Series Title: Oprah's Book Club
Publisher: Pocket Books
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Street Date: June 1, 1998
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-1823