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Publisher Comments:

A brutal and darkly comic first novel that traces the drug-addled descent of a Nashville teenager from high school into the skin trade.

Christy does drugs because she's bored, and the last day of high school is an occasion to drop a hit of acid and sign on for the ride. She smokes pot with her dad in the bathroom as a way of bonding against the Jesus-freak tendencies of the rest of the family. Del, her boyfriend, is in his thirties and works as a bouncer at a strip club. He provides relief from boredom, but when enough bad things happen that compel her to get the hell out of her house, Del also provides employment, and Christy becomes a lap dancer.

In Vicious Spring, Hollis Hampton-Jones traces every turn of Christy's downward spiral with eerie authenticity. This is an unflinching, riveting portrait-a one-sitting read that has the inexorable, can't-turn-away quality of watching a tragedy unfold and the black comedy that comes from a narrator who is at once unfailingly honest, dangerously apathetic, and painfully self-aware. Christy is an unforgettable creation. A thrilling drug trip, a mighty dose of irony, or a chance brush with loveliness can still move her, but she may just be beyond the reach of any kind of salvation. Then again, maybe not.

Review:

"Hampton-Jones understands that the blankness of the narration...horrifies more than graphic description, and she also resists the urge to make her tale an appeal for a new lost generation. But for all the deftly observed moments, there are too many easy targets....Christy?s tale feels like nothing more than an exercise in style. Shocks but utterly fails to linger." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

A brutal and darkly comic first novel that traces the drug-addled descent of a Nashville teenager from high school into the skin trade.

About the Author

This is Hollis Hampton-Jones's first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573222433
Author:
Hampton-Jones, Hollis
Publisher:
Riverhead Hardcover
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Nashville (tenn.)
Subject:
Sex oriented businesses
Subject:
Nashville
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
GTR-132
Publication Date:
April 24, 2003
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.60x5.80x.75 in. .73 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Review" by , "Hampton-Jones understands that the blankness of the narration...horrifies more than graphic description, and she also resists the urge to make her tale an appeal for a new lost generation. But for all the deftly observed moments, there are too many easy targets....Christy?s tale feels like nothing more than an exercise in style. Shocks but utterly fails to linger."
"Synopsis" by , A brutal and darkly comic first novel that traces the drug-addled descent of a Nashville teenager from high school into the skin trade.
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