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Publisher Comments:

In Bulletproof Girl, Quinn Dalton offers eleven raw and witty stories powered by a rich mix of women's voices.

The stakes are high in these diverse narratives. "Dinner at Josette's" explores the nature of female friendships in the story of a woman whose best friend is in love with a gay man. "Midnight Bowling" follows seventeen-year-old Tess as she escapes her fanatically religious mother's pipe dreams and her dead father's legacy. In "Lennie Remembers the Angels," a woman confronts a long-ago vision as she recovers from a hit-and-run accident. In "Graceland," a once supportive businessman's wife turns to murder. And in "How to Clean Your Apartment," a jilted lover creates a spring cleaning reference guide as she tries to get over her man.

At times tragic and savagely funny, Bulletproof Girl is a dynamic anthology from a strong new voice in fiction.

Review:

"[A]n oddly flat first collection that deals mostly with overly familiar domestic issues....Sadly, stories with a potential too insufficiently realized to deliver sustenance." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Sometimes tragic, often funny, and always well-crafted, Quinn Dalton's stories don't disappoint." San Antonio Express-News

Synopsis:

In her debut novel, Quinn Dalton introduced readers to one woman's reckless and hopeful journey to face her family's past and her own uncertain future. In Bulletproof Girl, Dalton offers eleven fiercely honest stories of women poised at crucial moments in their lives when everything changes. Precisely written, funny and tragic, raw and witty, these stories will surprise with their range as well as their depth. Written over a ten-year span — an earlier draft of the collection was a semifinalist for the Iowa Short Fiction Award in 2001 — Bulletproof Girl is a complex, dynamic anthology from a strong new voice in fiction.

Synopsis:

In Bulletproof Girl, Quinn Dalton offers eleven raw and witty stories powered by a rich mix of women's voices.

The stakes are high in these diverse narratives. "Dinner at Josette's" explores the nature of female friendships in the story of a woman whose best friend is in love with a gay man. "Midnight Bowling" follows seventeen-year-old Tess as she escapes her fanatically religious mother's pipe dreams and her dead father's legacy. In "Lennie Remembers the Angels," a woman confronts a long-ago vision as she recovers from a hit-and-run accident. In "Graceland," a once supportive businessman's wife turns to murder. And in "How to Clean Your Apartment," a jilted lover creates a spring cleaning reference guide as she tries to get over her man.

At times tragic and savagely funny, Bulletproof Girl is a dynamic anthology from a strong new voice in fiction.

Table of Contents

Endurance Tests 1
Back on Earth 16
Dinner at Josette's 32
Midnight Bowling 40
Graceland 74
Package 79
Dough 98
Lennie Remembers the Angels 112
Shed This Life 135
Bulletproof Girl 151
How to Clean Your Apartment 195

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743470551
Author:
Dalton, Quinn
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
April 19, 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 8.645 oz

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Product details 224 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780743470551 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A]n oddly flat first collection that deals mostly with overly familiar domestic issues....Sadly, stories with a potential too insufficiently realized to deliver sustenance."
"Review" by , "Sometimes tragic, often funny, and always well-crafted, Quinn Dalton's stories don't disappoint."
"Synopsis" by , In her debut novel, Quinn Dalton introduced readers to one woman's reckless and hopeful journey to face her family's past and her own uncertain future. In Bulletproof Girl, Dalton offers eleven fiercely honest stories of women poised at crucial moments in their lives when everything changes. Precisely written, funny and tragic, raw and witty, these stories will surprise with their range as well as their depth. Written over a ten-year span — an earlier draft of the collection was a semifinalist for the Iowa Short Fiction Award in 2001 — Bulletproof Girl is a complex, dynamic anthology from a strong new voice in fiction.
"Synopsis" by , In Bulletproof Girl, Quinn Dalton offers eleven raw and witty stories powered by a rich mix of women's voices.

The stakes are high in these diverse narratives. "Dinner at Josette's" explores the nature of female friendships in the story of a woman whose best friend is in love with a gay man. "Midnight Bowling" follows seventeen-year-old Tess as she escapes her fanatically religious mother's pipe dreams and her dead father's legacy. In "Lennie Remembers the Angels," a woman confronts a long-ago vision as she recovers from a hit-and-run accident. In "Graceland," a once supportive businessman's wife turns to murder. And in "How to Clean Your Apartment," a jilted lover creates a spring cleaning reference guide as she tries to get over her man.

At times tragic and savagely funny, Bulletproof Girl is a dynamic anthology from a strong new voice in fiction.

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