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Winter's Bone (2006)

by Daniel Woodrell

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Ree Dolly's father has skipped bail on charges that he ran a crystal meth lab, and the Dollys will lose their house if he doesn't show up for his next court date. With two young brothers depending on her, 16-year-old Ree knows she has to bring her father back, dead or alive. Living in the harsh poverty of the Ozarks, Ree learns quickly that asking questions of the rough Dolly clan can be a fatal mistake. But, as an unsettling revelation lurks, Ree discovers unforeseen depths in herself and in a family network that protects its own at any cost.… (more)
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    The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: Questions of family loyalty trouble resourceful teen girls in these stark and menacing novels of hardscrabble life in the Ozark hills. Both fast-paced literary thrillers combine a strong sense of place with haunting characters and clear-eyed depictions of violence.… (more)
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    The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock (sparemethecensor)
    sparemethecensor: Though one is set in Appalachia and one in the Ozarks, both are dark, gritty, Southern noir novels that immerse readers fully in the depravity that comes along with desperate poverty in these regions of the country.
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    The Maid's Version by Daniel Woodrell (smasler)
    smasler: Woodrell is the master of Missouri Rural Noir
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This book is set in the Ozarks
Main character is Ree Dolly who looks after her Mum and 2 brothers.
Her Dad has ran away and owes money and the house is going to be seized by the bank.
The Dollys are part of a big local clan.
Ree needs to find out the whereabouts of her Dad. She teams up with her Uncle Teardrop who is also a bit dodgy. She gets a proper kicking but survives.

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Ree's Father is Dead, they take Ree to find his resting place, she cuts off his hands to prove he is dead. ( )
  Daftboy1 | Aug 4, 2022 |
Sixteen year-old Ree's life has always been one of poverty in the Ozarks, but things have gotten worse now that her father is missing when he's expected to show up for his court date. As he'd signed the family shack and all their land against his bail bond, Ree, her barely functioning mother and her two young brothers will be homeless unless she can find her father and get him to court, or failing that, and given the type of people he hung around with, prove that he's dead.
It's the first I've read from Woodrell and captures the modern issue of drug abuse in rural, desperately poor areas. ( )
  mstrust | Mar 10, 2022 |
The movie has stuck with me for years. The book has a sort of dark poetry to it. ( )
  JorgeousJotts | Dec 3, 2021 |
Immersive and captivating. The characters and scenery came alive. ( )
  jcoleman3307 | Oct 7, 2021 |
Movie was better. Kinda cool to have been to two places mentioned in the book. Mammoth Spring & Ash Flat. ( )
  Jinjer | Jul 19, 2021 |
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To cover the houses and the stones with green -- so the sky would make sense -- you have to push down black roots into the dark --- Cesare Pavese
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To Ellen Levine, stalwart again, and Katie
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Ree Dolly stood at break of day on her cold front steps and smelled coming flurries and saw meat.
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Ree Dolly's father has skipped bail on charges that he ran a crystal meth lab, and the Dollys will lose their house if he doesn't show up for his next court date. With two young brothers depending on her, 16-year-old Ree knows she has to bring her father back, dead or alive. Living in the harsh poverty of the Ozarks, Ree learns quickly that asking questions of the rough Dolly clan can be a fatal mistake. But, as an unsettling revelation lurks, Ree discovers unforeseen depths in herself and in a family network that protects its own at any cost.

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2 editions of this book were published by Hachette Book Group.

Editions: 0316066419, 031613161X

 

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