Bastard Out of Carolina Chapters 7-11: Summary and Analysis

Dorothy Allison

Chapters 7-11: Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Aunt Ruth: Anney’s oldest sister who Bone is sent to help out and live with because Aunt Ruth has cancer.

Tommy Lee: Aunt Ruth’s son, a thief who is not present but is mentioned to Bone as a bad example.

Deedee: Ruth’s oldest daughter, a complainer who comes home to take care of Ruth when Bone has to go back to school but does not seem to love her mother.

Shannon Pearl: An exceptionally ugly schoolmate and friend of Bone’s whose parents book gospel and country music singers and run a Christian bookstore.

Summary
Chapter 7: Anney tries to scare Bone with stories of Tommy Lee, Aunt Ruth’s oldest son, a...

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