Study Guide

Bastard Out of Carolina Characters

Bone Boatwright

Sometimes she just feels like a motherless child.Oh, wait. That's Boney M. not Bone Boatwright....

Anney Boatwright

Talk about ambivalence. It can be hard to tell what to make of Anney. Everything we know about...

Glen Waddell

Glen, Bone's stepfather and her abuser, sure doesn't do much to earn our sympathy. There aren't...

The Boatwrights

Alma is one of Bone's aunts, and she's maybe the most mom-like of them all. Whenever we see Alma,...

Other Characters

Bodine is Glen's dairy-owning father and your typical emotionally-elusive father figure who is...