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Dorothy Allison

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An American feminist writer whose works discuss sexual abuse, lesbianism, and class struggle, she is best known for Trash: Short Stories (1988) and Skin: Talking About Sex, Class, & Literature (1994). Her autobiographical novel, Bastard Out of Carolina (1992), was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Before Fame

After graduating from Florida Presbyterian College, she worked as a maid and a substitute teacher.

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Her second novel, Cavedweller, was a New York Times bestselling book and also won a Lambda Literary Award.

Family Life

Born in South Carolina, she settled in California with partner Alix Layman.

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She was influenced by the literary work of Toni Morrison .

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