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Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
©2016
Copyright:
©2016
Description:
264 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually one of their grandchildren would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that J.D.'s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, never fully escaping the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. With piercing honesty, Vance shows how he himself still carries around the demons of his chaotic family history.
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Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-264).
  
ISBN:
9780062300546 (hardcover)
0062300547 (hardcover)
Other Number:
952097610
Control Number:
3431513
  
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