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to find a book this amongst all the three star so so s and it wasn t love at first sight which might make the experience even better i didn t love winesberg ohio Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie right out of the gate either i had someeservations from the first page when the poetic uality of the language seemed forced and i wasn t going to deal with 200 pages of three halt haggard houses formed a kneeling ank on the far creekside or Ree brunette and sixteen with milk skin and abrupt green eyes but except for a few instances of striving to be musical prose heidi klum would "Say We Uestion Your Taste "we uestion your taste and brad becker would say i ll taste her level this is utterly gorgeous and is already on my mental hall of fame listof course it brings up a list of names in my head they are unavoidable comparisons on ash cormac mccarthy castle freeman jr people who write about misbegotten people deep in the hard lined appalachianozark egions without omanticizing the harsh ealities of survival but it s than that woodrell has created a sort of ozarkian godfather story with its unspoken ules about loyalty and power and family above all else where people live and die by deeply embedded codes of honor even the sup Reading this book made me ealize how FRIGGIN SHELTERED my life has been To me Winter s Bone A London Home in the 1890s reads just like a nightmarish dystopia To millions of people apparently it s life Ree Dolly is incredibly tough and hardened by life much than you d expect from a sixteen year old girl She could be beat with a gardenake and never cry and had proved that twice before Mamaw saw an unsmiling angel pointing from the treetops at dusk and uit the bottle She would never cry where her tears might be seen and counted against her Unlike other lauded tough heroines in the The Geology And Landscape Of Santa Barbara County, California, And Its Offshore Islands recent literature her toughness is not in the leave me the hell alone variety of Lisbeth Salander or grumpy variety of Katniss Everdeen Ree is tough in the true survivor way She has no other choice she is the oldest child in the Ozarks bred n buttered family of a crystal meth cook father and a mentally unstable near catatonic mother with nobody else to care for her two younger brothers And now she is this close to losing the only thing they own their home to the bail bondsman unless Ree can somehow prove that her allegedly bail jumping father is dead And that s not an easy thing to do when the world wouldather have you shut up and not ask uestions Whatever are we to do about you baby girl Huh Kill me I guess That idea has been said already Got ny other ones Help me Ain t nobody said that idea yet have they But this short novel is not as much about Ree s uest to figure out what happened to her missing father she and the Biopower: Foucault and Beyond reader already have a good idea what happened to Jessup Dolly as it is about showing a fascinating albeit harrowing picture of the cruel backwards methuled world of the Ozarks Ree Dolly lives in a hostile harsh and unforgiving world that follows no law but its own She is surrounded by distant kin members that make up the majority of this Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds rural mountain community But very soon she learns that blood ties do not always mean much that there uite a few matters about which her neighbors andelatives would much ather emain tight lipped And they will not hesitate to do whatever they feel is necessary to silence the uncomfortable uestions even if they come from a teenage girl Ree is kind smart independent competent spirited and うそつきリリィ 3 [Usotsuki Lily 3] resourceful However there is little future for her in this world besides meth cooking or marry aseuired by pregnancy Ree has been harboring a dream of joining the Army where you got to travel with a gun and they made everybody help keep things clean where she finally for the first time ever can have only her own concerns to tote But we all know as does Ree that she has too much heart to do so even if it means sacrificing her dreams for the sake of others who are her esponsibilityFor men in Ree s world there seem to be two options meth and prison For women it s even less There is obedience loveless marriages violence and hard work The men came to mind as mostly idle between nights of unning wild or time in the pen cooking moon and gathering around the spout with ears chewed fingers chopped arms shot away and no apologies grunted ever The women came to mind bigger closer with their lonely eyes and homely yellow teeth mouths clamped against smiles working in the hot fields from can to can t hands tattered A Bold Carnivore: An Alphabet of Predators rough as dry cobs lips cracked all winter a white dress for marrying a black dress for burying The only thing that being a woman earns for you is The movie is not without charm but doesn t come close to capturing the full scope. The sheriff's deputy at the front door brings hard news to Ree Dolly Her father has skipped bail on charges that hean a crystal meth lab and the Dollys will lose their house if he doesn't show up for his next court dateRee's father has disappeared before The Dolly clan has worked the shadowy side of the law for generations and arrests and attempts to avoid them are part of. Of the novel s bleak beauty Family dynamics an "integral piece of the story seem only hinted at on film The movie s stark story seem only hinted at on film The movie s stark bitten setting is "piece of the story seem only hinted at on film The movie s stark frost bitten setting is only by bare branches and ski caps In the book you actually feel the wind chill and every degree below freezing Most shockingly the movie doesn t feature a single fluff of snowThen there s the prose No movie in the world can capture the perfection of Woodrell s writing The words breathe life into hick characters far better than any Oscar winning performance We experience their thoughts their desires their unexpected prowess over language and internal articulation that are hidden subtextually in dialogue It s practically Shakespearean how expertly Woodrell portrays low class characters with high class depth They are significantly deeper
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backwoods hillbillies who cook but you wouldn t know that from the movie When you look at this story visually there s only flat stereotype It s the heart underneath that makes it come aliveFinally I ll also praise Woodrell s brevity At a mere 200 pages he delivers page turning thrills with chiseled priorities He characterizes his cast just enough so they leap off the page he describes setting just enough so you feel you Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival re there No no less The surrounding mystery is introduced early and effectively carries the plot to its impeccable climax I haven tead by Woodrell to know if he s consistently this good but even so Winter s Bone truly catches lightning in a bottle I grew up in a Lifting rural area with no shortage of poorednecks so I thought I knew about country poverty but the people I knew with their decayed farm houses and trailers lived like Donald Trump compared to the backwoods clan of hill folk in this bookRee Dolly is a 16 year old girl who dropped out of high school to take care of her crazy mother and two younger brothers She lives in a Mathruhridayam remote part of the Ozarks where the only job opportunities are in crystal meth production Ree plans on joining the army the second she s old enough and she s trying to prepare her brothers to take care of themselves once she leaves Ree s father Jessup hasn t been home in weeks but that s nothing new so she isn t concerned until a deputy shows up looking for him Ree is shocked to learn that Jessup is out on bond and used their house as collateral If he doesn t show for his court date in a few days Ree and her family will be homeless during a harsh winter Ree has no choice but to start as My introduction to the fiction of Daniel Woodrell is Winter s Bone and what a strong introduction Published in 2006 it logs somewhere between a novella and short novel at only 45883 words but theemnants left behind conjure such a strong sense of environment and of a gritty female protagonist struggling to survive in that environment that I felt like I d walked a mile in her shoes in the snow trucking water pails both ways The literary ambitions of the novel are impossible to tamper down but ather than overwhelm the story or characters the prose brings them into the light with both menace and wonderSet in Missouri in the Rathlin Valley near the Arkansas state line the story introduces sixteen year old Ree Dolly as her father Jessup a gifted meth cook out on bond from his latest arrest leaves home never to eturn Ree assumes esponsibility for what emains of the family a scrappy ten year old half brother named Sonny a sensitive eight year old brother named Harold and their mother Connie an able bodied invalid who s etreated into the world of her mind casually eferred to as crazy by the two hundred or so Dollys Lockrums Boshells Tankerslys and Langans linked by blood or marriage and living in poverty within thirty miles of the valleyA sheriff s deputy named Baskin pays a visit to Ree delivering the boys from the spot where the school bus was halted by snow Talking to John Law can be hazardous to one s health in the valley but The House That Had Enough rather than ask Ree where her father hasun off to the deputy brings news that Ree s daddy put their ancestral home on Mom s side the Bromont side as well as their timber acres up as collateral for his bond If Jessup Dolly fails to turn up for his court date next week the property will be sold by the county Ree maintains her composure and assures Baskin that she ll find her father She d start with Uncle Teardrop though Uncle Teardrop scared her He lived three miles down the creek but she walked on the The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes From Left Field railroad tracks Snow covered the tracks and made humps over theails and the twin humps guided her She broke her own trail through the snow and booted the miles from her path The morning sky was gray and crouching the wind had snap and drew water to her eyes She wore a green hooded. Life in Rathlin Valley But the house is all they have and Ree's father would never forfeit it to the bond company unless something awful happened With two young brothers depending on her and a mother who's entered a kind of second childhood Ree knows she has to bring her father back dead or alive or else see her family turned out into the unforgiving coldSixteen year old Ree. ,
Sweatshirt and Mamaw s black coat nearly "always wore a dress or skirt but with combat boots and the skirt this was bluish plaid "wore a dress or skirt but with combat boots and the skirt this day was bluish plaid knees kicked free of the plaid when she threw her long legs forward and stomped the snowRee finds a sympathetic ear with her aunt Victoria her favorite of all Dolly women short of Mom but is told in no uncertain terms by her menacing uncle not to go looking for her father Uncle Teardrop has been a meth cook longer than his younger brother but lost his ear and melted the left side of his back in a chemical mishap Ignoring her uncle s warning Ree proposes going to Hawkfall Valley to see if the crew her father was working with know something but has her head yanked back by her uncle for emphasis He gives his niece fifty dollars and another warning for Ree to stay close to the willowsClimbing a idge and crossing a meadow blanketed by snow Ree arrives at the home of her best friend Gail Lockrum who already has a four month old baby and a useless husband who d Pimpinella Meerprinzessin 1: Ankunft im Muschelschloss (German Edition) rather be with his girlfriend Reeecalls her father s girlfriend a kindy garden teacher in town and asks Gail if she can get the keys to her husband s truck to drive her there The answer is no Ree hitches a ide with the school bus driver and is dropped off in Hawkfall The way people aren t talking to Ree convinces her that her father has been killed and no one wants to talk to her about itRee is left with no alternative but to seek the help of Thump Milton a Milton family patriarch and a terrifying grizzled coot Ree waits in his yard for an hour before being turned out notified by his wife that he knows everywhere Ree has been today and why she s here and to leave Ree who s talked about leaving the willows to join the army one day eceives an offer from Sonny s Défendre Jacob rapscallion father to take the boy in with Uncle Teardrop taking Harold Seeing no future for either of her brothers by abandoning them Ree puts her life in Thump Milton s hands byeturning to Hawkfall for another try at him Ree has to be carried out The women of Rathlin Valley began crossing the creek to view her even as she lay in the tub Sonya led Betsy and Caradoc Dolly s widow Permelia who owned the third house in the ank of three on the far bank into the bathroom and closed the door on the paled waiting boys with their stricken faces Ree lay with her good eye open a peep in water skimmed thinly with suds The women stood in a cluster looking down at the colored bruises on milk skin the lumped eye the broken mouth Their lips were tight and they shook their heads Permelia ancient but mobile witness to a hundred wounds said There s never no call to do a girl like thatWord for word Winter s Bone may be one of the finest novels that I ve ead There s a harrowing precision to it Woodrell has such a command of this landscape and the family trees populating it that he could ve written a novel three or four times the length of this one I m glad he didn t There isn t an indulgence to be found here Instead of telling Black Gold in North Dakota reader about what happened to characters or occurred between them in the past he focuses on what theye feeling now There s some trust there but the prose is also strong enough to fill in those spaces Then there s Ree Dolly who Woodrell seems to espect enough to make the star attraction of every page While frosty bits gathered in her hair and on her shoulders she aised the volume of those ocean sounds Ree needed often to inject herself with pleasant sounds stab those sounds past the constant screeching sualling hubbub Nestle Toll House Recipe Collection regular lifeaised inside her spirit poke those soothing sounds past that acket and down deep where her jittering soul paced on a stone slab on a gray oom agitated and endlessly provoked but yearning to hear something that might bring a moment s Wicked City: The Other Side rest The tapes had been given to Mom who already heard too many puzzling sounds and did not care to confront these but Ree tried them and felt something unknot She also favored The Sounds of Tranuil Streams The Sounds of Tropical Dawn and Alpine DuskThe novels Iead I don t know if what marks a great character is an arc but consistency Ree is a Officer, Surgeon…Gentleman! rock that forces the stream around her to change course not the other way around She s kin to Mattie Ross of True Grit also a teenager in making up her mind and sticking to it The forces that Woodrell puts in Ree s path are formidable and her vulnerability is palpable The inner fortitude of the character and her extreme disorientation at changes taking place around her weren t entirely translated to screen with Debra Granik adapting and directing a solid film version in 2010 that introduced audiences to Jennifer Lawrence and made her a star The novel is a better movi. Who has grown up in the harsh poverty of the Ozarks learns uickly that asking uestions of theough Dolly clan can be a fatal mistake She perseveres past obstacles of every kind and finally confronts the top figures in the family's hierarchyAlong the way to a shocking Barefoot through Mauretania revelation Ree discovers unexpected depths in herself and in a family network that protects its own at any co.