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Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis / J.D. Vance.

Vance, J. D., author. (Author).
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  • 12 of 12 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062300546
  • ISBN: 0062300547
  • Physical Description: 264 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-264).
Summary, etc.: Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 June #1
    Things could have so easily turned out differently for Vance. Growing up in a working-class family riven by strife and seemingly incapable of escaping its rural Kentucky roots, Vance spent his youth bouncing between homes, a succession of father figures, and ever more explosive situations. The story of how he overcame his upbringing to graduate from Yale Law School and embark on a stable and happy adulthood poses the bigger question of how the obstacles facing other such "hillbillies" can be surmounted. Vance compellingly describes the terrible toll that alcoholism, drug abuse, and an unrelenting code of honor took on his family, neither excusing the behavior nor condemning it. Instead, he pulls back to examine the larger social forces at work for white, working-class Americans with ties to Appalachia. The portrait that emerges is a complex one, where die-hard cultural beliefs contribute to a downward spiral for Vance's family and those like them. Unerringly forthright, remarkably insightful, and refreshingly focused, Hillbilly Elegy is the cry of a community in crisis. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Vance, J. D.
Vance, J. D. > Family.
Working class whites > United States > Biography.
Working class whites > United States > Social conditions.
Appalachian Region > Economic conditions.
Mountain people > Kentucky > Social conditions.
Social mobility > United States > Case studies.

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