Wally lamb shes come undone movie
Shes Come Undone by Wally LambIn this extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years.
Meet Dolores Price. Shes 13, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Stranded in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally orbits into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time shes determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before she really goes under.
Book Review: “She’s Come Undone”
At the end of the book, Dolores comes face to face or face to blowhole with another whale. Unlike the Wellfleet whale earlier in the book, though, which Dolores pretty much watches die as she yearns to die, too, this whale is alive. When Dolores sees it while on a whale-watching boat trip, she's the first one to spot it: "Something is happening—something private only I can feel" It's called symbolism, Dolores. The whale comes after Dolores has finally put her life back together. While she'll never forget the pain of her mother's death, her rape, or her failed marriage with Dante, she's learned to cope with it all, and she's found support with Thayer, her new gentleman companion. The whale is graceful and free, breaking the waves and showering foam all over the place.
ALLY LAMB has written his first novel in the arresting voice of Dolores Price, a year-old woman who recounts in scrupulous detail her harrowing progress into adulthood. In "She's Come Undone," an ambitious, often stirring and hilarious book, Mr. Lamb gives his vociferous heroine truly heroic proportions, in both the physical and the psychical sense. Dolores, who lives up to the sorrowful meaning of her name, is the only surviving child of a severely dysfunctional marriage, a younger brother having been strangled by the umbilical cord during birth. Her mother, Bernice, never quite recovers from this loss, or from her own unfulfilled dreams of romantic love. Dolores's father, Tony, is the hireling of Mrs.
It all begins in the late 's with Delores, a lying, foul-mouthed young girl who enters her teens friendless and grossly overweight. Her lack of proper parental guidance and naivety leads to her troubled existence resulting in a disturbed young woman who struggles and searches for sex, love and acceptance in all the wrong places. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.