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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"These edgy, intense, and relentlessly abstract fictions are reminiscent of Brown's most obvious precursor, Djuna Barnes....With her stainless-steel prose, Brown surgically dissects ambivalent hearts..." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Brown's collection of short stories is not for the light-hearted or optimistic. Throughout she traces unfulfilled lesbians in unsuccessful relationships, bearing burdens of pain that cannot be purged even by self-mutilation." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"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 transformations carry the lesbian literary voice into the 21st century." Joan Nestle

Review:

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

Review:

"Is Rebecca Brown a queer Jean Rhys? The Terrible Girls is that sharply, spookily written, fierce and intelligent, with an emotional riptide that's almost invisible until you set the book down, shivering." Dennis Cooper

Review:

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

Review:

"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

About the Author

Rebecca Brown is the author of two novels, The Haunted House and The Children's Crusade. She lives in Seattle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872862661
Author:
Brown, Rebecca
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Parables
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
June 1992
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 x 0.4 in 7 oz

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » Gay Fiction
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History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
Reference » Words Phrases and Language

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Product details 136 pages City Lights Books - English 9780872862661 Reviews:
"Review" by , "These edgy, intense, and relentlessly abstract fictions are reminiscent of Brown's most obvious precursor, Djuna Barnes....With her stainless-steel prose, Brown surgically dissects ambivalent hearts..."
"Review" by , "Brown's collection of short stories is not for the light-hearted or optimistic. Throughout she traces unfulfilled lesbians in unsuccessful relationships, bearing burdens of pain that cannot be purged even by self-mutilation."
"Review" by , "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 transformations carry the lesbian literary voice into the 21st century."
"Review" by , "A dry, witty, graceful — if savage — gift."
"Review" by , "Is Rebecca Brown a queer Jean Rhys? The Terrible Girls is that sharply, spookily written, fierce and intelligent, with an emotional riptide that's almost invisible until you set the book down, shivering."
"Review" by , "The Terrible Girls comes from one of the fiercest, most potent, original writers around: a bloody flayer of skins, both others' and her own...a work of possessed and persuasive visionary power."
"Review" by , "The Terrible Girls is a powerful account of erotic love which exchanges the comforts of illusion for more complex and less certain rewards."
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