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ISBN13: 9780312333935
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These are the confessions of The Bitch Posse.  
 
Cherry, Rennie, and Amy were outcasts, rebels, and dreamers. And their friendship was so all-encompassing that some would call it dangerous. This is the story of three women--as seniors in high school and as women in their mid-thirties--who formed a bond in order to survive the pitfalls and perils of their lives. Their secrets have torn them apart, while inextricably binding them to one another. hat happened to them? And can they survive their shared history, even today?

 

The Bitch Posse is an anthem for friendships that defy society's approval or disapproval. It's a novel of secrets, courage, sacrifice, and hope against the odds. It is both a journey back to being a girl on the verge of adulthood, and a journey forward, showing how the events of our past can unearth the best in us today.

 

Dare to jump in.

 
"Compulsively readable."

--The Washington Post

"A riveting and emotionally charged read."

--Chicago Tribune

"Unforgettable, dark...The triumph of this novel consists in its compulsive readability...it feels great, it feels terrible, you want more, you shouldn't do more, you do more, it's over, it's not, it can never be over."

--San Francisco Chronicle

"A book that will walk alongside you, and haunt your dreams, long after you turn the last page."

--Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean

Synopsis:

You Have Now Entered a Chick-Lit-Free Zone," O'Connor's dark, scabrous debut warns. Given the sassy title and the familiar subject matter of female friendship, readers should be forgiven if they expect Bridget Jonesbut O'Conner's heroines resemble that lovable Brit like leopards resemble kittens. The story focuses on three friends, Cherry, Amy and Rennie, as high school seniors and as women in their mid-30s. Compelled bymiserable home lives to form the Bitch Posse as teenagers, the three girlsricochet dangerously through their last year of high school, sharing a passionate, almost sinister bond until a terrible secret rips them apart. Still damaged and separatedby the unspeakable event, the three live equally wretched lives as adults, Cherry in a mental institution, Rennie as a promiscuous failed writer and Amy in a loveless marriage. After pages of vodka, cocaine, "fucking" and "cutting" (in both past and present narratives), the friends' terrible secret finally comes to light, though it reveals logistical and thematic gaps in the narrative. "[H]er past is like a sore that won't ever heal, memories are spurting at her like blood and she can't close the wound" characterizes the level of emotional complexity attained in this heavy-handed novel, but the story fascinates even as it repels.

Synopsis:

 
These are the confessions of the Bitch Posse. Cherry, Rennie, and Amy were outcasts, rebels, and dreamers. And their friendship was so all-encompassing that some would call it dangerous. This is the story of three women-as seniors in high school and as women in their mid-thirties---who formed a bond in order to survive the pitfalls and perils of their lives. In the present day, one of them is a wife and mother-to-be, trying to live a "normal" life. One of them is a writer who engages in a number of self-destructive relationships. And one of them is in a mental hospital---and has been ever since that one fateful night fifteen years ago, when a heart-wrenching betrayal and the unraveling of relationships led them to a point of no return, where their actions triggered unimaginable consequences. These secrets have torn them apart while inextricably binding them to one another. What happened to them? And can they survive their shared history, even today?

The Bitch Posse is an anthem for friendships that defy society's approval or disapproval. It's a novel of secrets, courage, sacrifice, and hope against the odds. It is both a journey back to being a girl on the verge of adulthood, and a journey forward, showing how the events of our past can unearth the best in us today.

Dare to jump in.

 
 

"The Bitch Posse is a riveting and emotionally charged read. No fluff here."

--Chicago Tribune

Synopsis:

Cherry, Rennie, and Amy were outcasts, rebels, and dreamers--seniors in high school when they met who formed a bond in order to survive the pitfalls and perils of their lives. Their secrets have torn them apart, even while inextricably binding them to one another.

About the Author

Martha OConnor lives in Marin County, California, with her husband, the novelist Philip F. O'Connor. The Bitch Posse is her first novel.

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Tracy, October 3, 2006 (view all comments by Tracy)
This book moved the story back and forth so smoothly between 1988 (when the characters were in highschool) to 2003 when they their led diverse lives of grown women.

The three young women shared a very big secret from highschool, and it effects them all in different ways in their lives of young women.

Very edgy, it's entertaining and involved, yet easy to follow.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312333935
Author:
Oconner, Martha
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Author:
O'Connor, Martha
Author:
O'Conner, Martha
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
FIC044000
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060613
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.29 x 5.46 x 0.945 in

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Product details 352 pages St. Martin's Griffin - English 9780312333935 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , You Have Now Entered a Chick-Lit-Free Zone," O'Connor's dark, scabrous debut warns. Given the sassy title and the familiar subject matter of female friendship, readers should be forgiven if they expect Bridget Jonesbut O'Conner's heroines resemble that lovable Brit like leopards resemble kittens. The story focuses on three friends, Cherry, Amy and Rennie, as high school seniors and as women in their mid-30s. Compelled bymiserable home lives to form the Bitch Posse as teenagers, the three girlsricochet dangerously through their last year of high school, sharing a passionate, almost sinister bond until a terrible secret rips them apart. Still damaged and separatedby the unspeakable event, the three live equally wretched lives as adults, Cherry in a mental institution, Rennie as a promiscuous failed writer and Amy in a loveless marriage. After pages of vodka, cocaine, "fucking" and "cutting" (in both past and present narratives), the friends' terrible secret finally comes to light, though it reveals logistical and thematic gaps in the narrative. "[H]er past is like a sore that won't ever heal, memories are spurting at her like blood and she can't close the wound" characterizes the level of emotional complexity attained in this heavy-handed novel, but the story fascinates even as it repels.
"Synopsis" by ,  
These are the confessions of the Bitch Posse. Cherry, Rennie, and Amy were outcasts, rebels, and dreamers. And their friendship was so all-encompassing that some would call it dangerous. This is the story of three women-as seniors in high school and as women in their mid-thirties---who formed a bond in order to survive the pitfalls and perils of their lives. In the present day, one of them is a wife and mother-to-be, trying to live a "normal" life. One of them is a writer who engages in a number of self-destructive relationships. And one of them is in a mental hospital---and has been ever since that one fateful night fifteen years ago, when a heart-wrenching betrayal and the unraveling of relationships led them to a point of no return, where their actions triggered unimaginable consequences. These secrets have torn them apart while inextricably binding them to one another. What happened to them? And can they survive their shared history, even today?

The Bitch Posse is an anthem for friendships that defy society's approval or disapproval. It's a novel of secrets, courage, sacrifice, and hope against the odds. It is both a journey back to being a girl on the verge of adulthood, and a journey forward, showing how the events of our past can unearth the best in us today.

Dare to jump in.

 
 

"The Bitch Posse is a riveting and emotionally charged read. No fluff here."

--Chicago Tribune

"Synopsis" by , Cherry, Rennie, and Amy were outcasts, rebels, and dreamers--seniors in high school when they met who formed a bond in order to survive the pitfalls and perils of their lives. Their secrets have torn them apart, even while inextricably binding them to one another.
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