The Holdouts Sherry Clements

ISBN: 9780982060902

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204 pages


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The Holdouts  by  Sherry Clements

The Holdouts by Sherry Clements
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Some girls grow up with Barbie dolls and E-Z Bake ov-ens, but not Martha. She has Scorpion Tail, Beelzebub, and the seven battles of the Apocalypse to deal with in addition to a mother who reads nightly from Foxs Book of Martyrs. Martha lives inMoreSome girls grow up with Barbie dolls and E-Z Bake ov-ens, but not Martha. She has Scorpion Tail, Beelzebub, and the seven battles of the Apocalypse to deal with in addition to a mother who reads nightly from Foxs Book of Martyrs.

Martha lives in working class Arkansas of the late sixties and early seventies. Her father is a proud and brutal man who cant always get enough work to keep pinto beans on the ta-ble. Her mother, Pixie, in the most creative moment of her life, slips into her wedding dress, marches to the local store-front fundamentalist church and marries Jesus. The only re-deeming thing about the church for Martha is that the middle Spoon daughter is also forced to attend, and shes the tough-est outlaw girl in town.

Martha finds temporary respite through her friendship with Spoon and her strong, independ-ent grandmother. Girlfriends, however, get boyfriends and grandmothers get old, but the holdouts survive. An adult novel told in a childs voice, readers will increas-ingly identify with Martha in her search for self. The story resonates with the universal struggle of growing up and find-ing a place in the world.



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