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This is a memoir by Vance describing his upbringing in a low-income family. His family background was impoverished, and they were poverty stricken and how the Appalachian Values like love for country and loyalty make up for his upbringing in the midst of his abusive and alcoholic grandparents. He questions people for rotting the society and shows resentment towards the ill-practices of his community.
What makes this book stand out?
A very compelling story.
Read it for
this is one of the unusual book club books which makes people draw conclusions which are hard to take.
Don't read it for
Depicts a bit of racism and the sorrow in the book make a person very sad.