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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

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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The "mesmerizing... daring and important"* storyof a risk-takinggirlhood spent in a working-class prison town<BR /> *Andre Dubus III<BR /><BR />For Maureen Stanton'sproperCatholicmother,the town's maximum security prison wasa way to keep her seven children in line ("If you don't behave, I'll put you in Walpole Prison!").But asthe 1970s brought upheavalto America, and the linesbetween good and bad blurred,Stanton's once-solid family lost its way. Apromising younggirl with a smart mouth,Stanton turns watchfulas her parents separate and her now-singlemother descends into shoplifting, then grand larceny, anything tokeep a toehold in the middle class for her children.No longer scared by threats of Walpole Prison, Stantontoo 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.<BR /><BR />Body Leaping Backward is the haunting and beautifully drawn story of a self-destructive girlhood, ofa town and a nationoverwhelmed ina time of change, and of how life-alteringa glimpse of a worldbigger than the one we come from canbe. <BR /><BR /><BR />"--
  • "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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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Stanton, Maureen
Dewey number
  • 364.36092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6046
LC item number
.S73 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stanton, Maureen
  • Female juvenile delinquents
  • Drug abuse and crime
  • Walpole (Mass.)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
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
Control code
BK0023563451
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781328900234
Lccn
2018033154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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
Control code
BK0023563451
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781328900234
Lccn
2018033154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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