Hungry for the World

A Memoir

By Kim Barnes
(Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385720441, 256pp.)

Publication Date: March 20, 2001

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From the author of the critically acclaimed In the Wilderness, comes a riveting new narrative of self-discovery and personal triumph. Hungry for the World is the story of how an intelligent and passionate young woman, yearning for an understanding of the world beyond her insular family life, found her way.
On the day of her 1976 high school graduation in Lewiston, Idaho, Kim Barnes decided she could no longer abide the patriarchal domination of family and church. After a disagreement with her father a logger and fervent adherent to the Pentecostal Christian faith she gathered her few belongings and struck out on her own. She had no skills and no funds, but she had the courage and psychological sturdiness to make her way, and to eventually survive the influence of a man whose dominance was of a different and more menacing sort. Hungry for the World is a classic story of the search for knowledge and its consequences, both dire and beautiful.

About the Author
After I graduated in 2014, I decided to stay in Lincoln (in the United Kingdom), and I now work from my home studio surrounded by books and my two cats. I can normally be found with a pencil in one hand and a cup of tea in the other. When I m not illustrating, I love to bake and garden. I am lucky enough to live right next to the lovely canal in Lincoln, where I often take short walks in the sunshine.

Praise For Hungry for the World

?Beautifully written?. We read her story and bleed for her.??The New York Times

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