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The Resource Body leaping backward : memoir of a delinquent girlhood, Maureen Stanton

Body leaping backward : memoir of a delinquent girlhood, Maureen Stanton

Label
Body leaping backward : memoir of a delinquent girlhood
Title
Body leaping backward
Title remainder
memoir of a delinquent girlhood
Statement of responsibility
Maureen Stanton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The 'mesmerizing... daring and important' story of a risk-taking girlhood spent in a working-class prison town--Andre Dubus III. For Maureen Stanton's proper Catholic mother, the town's maximum security prison was a way to keep her seven children in line ('If you don't behave, I'll put you in Walpole Prison!'). But as the 1970s brought upheaval to America, and the lines between good and bad blurred, Stanton's once-solid family lost its way. A promising young girl with a smart mouth, Stanton turns watchful as her parents separate and her now-single mother descends into shoplifting, then grand larceny, anything to keep a toehold in the middle class for her children. No longer scared by threats of Walpole Prison, Stanton too slips into delinquency--vandalism, breaking and entering--all while nearly erasing herself through addiction to angel dust, a homemade form of PCP that swept through her hometown in the wake of Nixon's 'total war' on drugs. Body Leaping Backward is the haunting and beautifully drawn story of a self-destructive girlhood, of a town and a nation overwhelmed in a time of change, and of how life-altering a glimpse of a world bigger than the one we come from can be"--
  • "An arresting story of a risk-taking girlhood, set against the cultural turmoil of the 1970s in Walpole, Massachusetts, an 'every town' with a famous state prison. 'Mesmerizing . . . daring and important.'" -- Andre Dubus III"--
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Stanton, Maureen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stanton, Maureen
  • Female juvenile delinquents
  • Drug abuse and crime
Label
Body leaping backward : memoir of a delinquent girlhood, Maureen Stanton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 218 pages
Isbn
9781328900234
Lccn
2018033154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1045480626
  • (OCoLC)on1045480626
  • 1008660
Label
Body leaping backward : memoir of a delinquent girlhood, Maureen Stanton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 218 pages
Isbn
9781328900234
Lccn
2018033154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1045480626
  • (OCoLC)on1045480626
  • 1008660

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