Synopses & Reviews
How is a woman in her thirties, HIV-positive and fresh out of rehab, supposed to find love and work in contemporary, urban America? Emily Carters critically acclaimed debut traces Glorys journey from her addictions to heroin and alcohol in New York to her rebirth in Minnesotas recovery community. Glory Goes and Gets Some
is a streetwise and sardonic look at sex, HIV, addiction, and recovery.
“Breathtaking...Emily Carters account of alienation and tentative recovery is a marvel of humor and self-awareness.”—Bart Schneider, Newsday
“Original and offbeat...this gentle novel is studded with examples of Glorys lush vision.” —John Perry, San Francisco Chronicle
“[Glory] relates even her lowest moments with lucidity and comic panache....Carters voice is welcome, and one can only hope that she will speak up again sometime soon.” —Jodi Kantor, The New York Times Book Review
“Like The Red Badge of Courage, Glory Goes and Gets Some is wonderfully terrifying in its depiction of aloneness. And like Crane, Emily Carter is a young writer of staggering intelligence and compassion.” —Don Hymans, Boston Review
Carter's stories link and overlap to form a book-length narrative about the trials and tribulations of Glory, now in her thirties and HIV-positive. Once the adored little girl of professionals, she became a rowdy drunk, and then an opiate abuser living in a down-and-out Minneapolis neighborhood.
About the Author
s work has appeared in The New Yorker, Story Magazine,
and Ruminator Review
, among others. The title story in Glory Goes and Gets Some
was selected by Garrison Keillor for The Best American Short Stories 1998
. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.