She would never cry where her tears might be seen and counted against her. Ree is tough in the true survivor way. 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. Ree Dolly lives in a hostile, harsh, and unforgiving world that follows no law but its own.
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Now because of Mac wrote: To me, Winter's Bone reads just like a nightmarish dystopia. To millions of people, apparently, it's life. Ree Dolly is incredibly tough and hardened by life - much more than you'd expect from a sixteen-year-old girl. She would never cry where her tears might be seen and counted against her.
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 would rather have you shut up and not ask questions.
Ain't nobody said that idea yet, have they? 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 rural mountain community.
But very soon she learns that blood ties do not always mean much, that there quite a few matters about which her neighbors and relatives would much rather remain tight-lipped.
And they will not hesitate to do whatever they feel is necessary to silence the uncomfortable questions, even if they come from a teenage girl. Ree is kind, smart, independent, competent, spirited, and resourceful.
However, there is little future for her in this world besides meth-cooking or marry as "required by pregnancy. For 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 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 rough as dry cobs, lips cracked all winter, a white dress for marrying, a black dress for burying.
But it's little consolation given that the women Ree meets do not lack viciousness.
Winter's Bone [Daniel Woodrell] on attheheels.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The lineage from Faulkner to Woodrell runs as deep and true as an Ozark stream in this book his most profound and haunting yet. -- Los Angeles Times Book Review Ree Dolly's father has skipped bail on charges that he ran a crystal meth lab. Winter's Bone Daniel Woodrell. Contents Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 sweeten that meat to the bone. Snow clouds had replaced the horizon, capped the valley darkly, and chafing wind blew so the hung meat twirled. About Daniel Woodrell: Growing up in Missouri, seventy miles downriver from Hannibal, Mark Twain was handed to me early on, first or second grade, and ca /5(6K).
Misogyny is everywhere, and is viewed as a normal part of life. Nobody has much in this world, and women least of all. And if you are half-dead from a beating, and your uncle is about to raise mayhem, you, of course, will be the one to blame.
But it just seemed proof that a great foulness was afoot in the world when a no-strings roll in the hay with a stranger led to chipped teeth or cigarette burns on the wrist. When we meet her, she has an unusually strong moral compass and stubbornness to a boot, but I wonder how long it's going to be before she cracks and submits to the ways of her surroundings.
After all, she is also very lonely - with her mother pretty much checked out of this world, and her best friend trapped in a marriage with no love but a little baby, and Ree misses her so very very much.
In Ree's heart there was room for more.
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