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Staff Pick

"A cult classic, Annie Oakley's Girl has been described as "one of the freshest, most memorable story collections of my lifetime" by Tillie Olsen. High praise indeed."
Recommended by Tricia, Powell's Books for Home and Garden

"In the interest of security, we agreed to put out your eyes and burn out the insides of my ears."

So begins the story "Folie A Deux," the third story in Brown's collection Annie Oakley's Girl, which must be read with The Terrible Girls and What Keeps Me Here. In these collections we see the set-up and enactment of an I-You relationship. The narrator in all of these is an unnamed I, who recounts events to the You, the beloved. The narrator comes off as an innocent being acted on by the You, but studied more closely, we see the I is both object and subject, victim and creator. Slowly the I progresses, matures, to see the You as a separate person (as She) and not someone to possess and be possessed by. Setting in these stories is not concrete or necessarily realistic, but symbolic and surreal. The characters aren't hinged on the external world, but on internal ones. These stories are at once simple and complex, witty and powerful, brutal and forgiving. They're not to be taken lightly and not to be missed.
Recommended by Tricia, Powell's Books for Home and Garden

"A cult classic, Annie Oakley's Girl has been described as "one of the freshest, most memorable story collections of my lifetime" by Tillie Olsen. High praise indeed."
Recommended by Chris Faatz, Powells.com

"In the interest of security, we agreed to put out your eyes and burn out the insides of my ears."

So begins the story "Folie A Deux," the third story in Brown's collection Annie Oakley's Girl, which must be read with The Terrible Girls and What Keeps Me Here. In these collections we see the set-up and enactment of an I-You relationship. The narrator in all of these is an unnamed I, who recounts events to the You, the beloved. The narrator comes off as an innocent being acted on by the You, but studied more closely, we see the I is both object and subject, victim and creator. Slowly the I progresses, matures, to see the You as a separate person (as She) and not someone to possess and be possessed by. Setting in these stories is not concrete or necessarily realistic, but symbolic and surreal. The characters aren't hinged on the external world, but on internal ones. These stories are at once simple and complex, witty and powerful, brutal and forgiving. They're not to be taken lightly and not to be missed.
Recommended by Chris Faatz, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Rebecca Brown is the author of The Terrible Girls, The Gifts of the Body, What Keeps Me Here, and The Dogs.

Review:

"In Annie Oakley's Girl, people are so much larger, their motives, dreams, and mysteries so much more complex than you ever imagined. Love is so much more dangerous, grief so much more powerful, hope so much more tenuous and necessary. I read everything Rebecca Brown writes, watch for her books, and hunt down her short stories. She is simply one of the best contemporary lesbian writers around, and Annie Oakley's Girl is stunning." Dorothy Allison

Review:

"One of the freshest, most memorable story collections of my lifetime. And 'A Good Man,' one of the most important. Rarer than the newness, the wit, the vivid readability, is the deep caring understanding, the wholeness, the truth with which this astonishing, haunting writer creates her people. 'A Good Man' will be a revelation, an epiphany to many a reader." Tillie Olsen

About the Author

Rebecca Brown is the author of The Terrible Girls, The Children's Crusade, and The Haunted House.

Table of Contents

Annie 1
The Joy of Marriage 35
Folie A Deux 45
Love Poem 65
The Death of Napoleon: Its Influence on History 71
A Good Man 93
Grief 147

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872862791
Author:
Brown, Rebecca
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Lesbian
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-Lesbian Fiction
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
bk. 7
Publication Date:
June 1993
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
154
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 7 oz

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"Staff Pick" by ,

"A cult classic, Annie Oakley's Girl has been described as "one of the freshest, most memorable story collections of my lifetime" by Tillie Olsen. High praise indeed."

"Staff Pick" by ,

"In the interest of security, we agreed to put out your eyes and burn out the insides of my ears."

So begins the story "Folie A Deux," the third story in Brown's collection Annie Oakley's Girl, which must be read with The Terrible Girls and What Keeps Me Here. In these collections we see the set-up and enactment of an I-You relationship. The narrator in all of these is an unnamed I, who recounts events to the You, the beloved. The narrator comes off as an innocent being acted on by the You, but studied more closely, we see the I is both object and subject, victim and creator. Slowly the I progresses, matures, to see the You as a separate person (as She) and not someone to possess and be possessed by. Setting in these stories is not concrete or necessarily realistic, but symbolic and surreal. The characters aren't hinged on the external world, but on internal ones. These stories are at once simple and complex, witty and powerful, brutal and forgiving. They're not to be taken lightly and not to be missed.

"Staff Pick" by ,

"A cult classic, Annie Oakley's Girl has been described as "one of the freshest, most memorable story collections of my lifetime" by Tillie Olsen. High praise indeed."

"Staff Pick" by ,

"In the interest of security, we agreed to put out your eyes and burn out the insides of my ears."

So begins the story "Folie A Deux," the third story in Brown's collection Annie Oakley's Girl, which must be read with The Terrible Girls and What Keeps Me Here. In these collections we see the set-up and enactment of an I-You relationship. The narrator in all of these is an unnamed I, who recounts events to the You, the beloved. The narrator comes off as an innocent being acted on by the You, but studied more closely, we see the I is both object and subject, victim and creator. Slowly the I progresses, matures, to see the You as a separate person (as She) and not someone to possess and be possessed by. Setting in these stories is not concrete or necessarily realistic, but symbolic and surreal. The characters aren't hinged on the external world, but on internal ones. These stories are at once simple and complex, witty and powerful, brutal and forgiving. They're not to be taken lightly and not to be missed.

"Review" by , "In Annie Oakley's Girl, people are so much larger, their motives, dreams, and mysteries so much more complex than you ever imagined. Love is so much more dangerous, grief so much more powerful, hope so much more tenuous and necessary. I read everything Rebecca Brown writes, watch for her books, and hunt down her short stories. She is simply one of the best contemporary lesbian writers around, and Annie Oakley's Girl is stunning."
"Review" by , "One of the freshest, most memorable story collections of my lifetime. And 'A Good Man,' one of the most important. Rarer than the newness, the wit, the vivid readability, is the deep caring understanding, the wholeness, the truth with which this astonishing, haunting writer creates her people. 'A Good Man' will be a revelation, an epiphany to many a reader."
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