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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Ada Public Library SCH (Text) 33500013284658 New Available -
Climax Public Library SCH (Text) 33500013284641 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476745459
  • ISBN: 1476745455
  • Physical Description: 337 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"Born in a small town in the desolate reaches of western Texas and shaped by her girlhood in an industrial wasteland on the outskirts of Dallas, Bonnie Parker was a natural performer and a star student. She dreamed of being a movie star or a singer or a poet. But her dramatic nature, contorted by her limited opportunities and her overwhelming love for Clyde Barrow, pushed her into a course from which there was no escape but death. Infusing the psychological acuity of literary fiction with the relentless pacing of a thriller, the novel follows Bonnie from her bright, promising youth to her final month of shoot-outs, kidnappings, and desperate car chases through America's hinterland in the grip of the Great Depression, as the noose of the law tightened around her."--Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 June #1
    Bonnie Parker is a small-town girl with decent prospects. Despite hardship, her family avoids destitution, and Bonnie does well in school. But Bonnie's unhealthy obsession with being noticed, coupled with small-time crook Clyde Barrow's carelessness, is a tragic combination. Pop culture would have the two as star-crossed lovers, their deaths near-heroic and inescapable. But Schwarz's (The Edge of the Earth, 2013) psychoanalytical take showcases the human toll of lives lost to stupid ambitions ineptly pursued and Bonnie's avoidable association with a liar who cares little for her or anyone else. There is no "glory" in a life on the run. Schwarz illuminates the boredom and shiftlessness of such an existence, so far from the home and the children Bonnie dreamt of. Schwarz's portrayal rings true and is especially pitiable: "Their existence might be chaotic and dirty and sickeningly violent, but if they lived and died for that existence together it seemed . . . at least significant and exceptional. She could tell herself it was a love story." Schwarz reveals that "love story" as a lie and that Bonnie knows it is. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Christina Schwarz is the author of five novels, including The Edge of the Earth and the Oprah Book Club selection Drowning Ruth. Born and raised in rural Wisconsin, she lives in southern California.

Subject: Parker, Bonnie, 1910-1934 > Fiction.
Barrow, Clyde, 1909-1934 > Fiction.
Outlaws > Fiction.
Texas > Fiction.
Parker, Bonnie, 1910-1934.
Outlaws.
Texas.
Parker, Bonnie > Fiction.
Barrow, Clyde > Fiction.
Criminals > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.

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