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Overview

The girls on the prowl in The Terrible Girls are indeed terrible—relentless in love, ruthless in betrayal. These thematically linked stories depict a contemporary Gothic world in which body parts are traded for love, wounds never heal, and self-sacrifice is often the only way out.

"In this brilliantly original work, Rebecca Brown gives us haunting parables of betrayal and love, of loss and resurrection, of loneliness and solidarity. Like a modern Djuna Barnes, Brown creates a language of telling that is fiercely beautiful and honest. This book is a love story unlike any you have read before. Its subversive and passionate transformation carry the lesbian literary voice onto the 21st century." —Joan Nestle

"A dry, witty, graceful–if savage–gift." —Mary Gaitskill

" The Terrible Girls comes from one of the fiercest, most potent, original writers around: a bloody flayer of skins, both other's and her own . . . a work of possessed and persuasive visionary power." — The Listener

" The Terrible Girls is a powerful account of erotic love which exchanges the comforts of illusion for more complex and less certain rewards." — The Times Literary Supplement

Rebecca Brown is the winner of the 2003 Washington State Book Award. Her books, which are all published by City Lights, include: The Haunted House , The Terrible Girls , The End of Youth , The Last Time I Saw You , and The Dogs , Annie Oakley's Girl. She was awarded a Genius Award and grant from Seattle's weekly magazine, The Stranger.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780872862661
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Rebecca Brown is the author of a dozen books of prose including THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU, THE END OF YOUTH, THE DOGS, THE TERRIBLE GIRLS (City Lights) and THE GIFTS OF THE BODY (HarperCollins). She recently co-edited, with Mary Jane Knecht, an anthology of writers' responses to work at the Frye Art Museum.

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The Terrible Girls 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Tanktisocial More than 1 year ago
This book took me by surprise. I didn't expect I'd be sucked into each store so deeply. I love the message behind each. It's a great book all around!