Synopses & Reviews
Fiction. SHARK GIRLS is about two women whose lives are transformed by a shark attack that amputates a child's leg. It is narrated by "Scat," the older sister of the victim, now a reformed drunk and a "disaster photographer," alternating with the story of "Gracie," a casualty of a disfiguring accident, who becomes obsessed with "Shark Girl," as the younger sister is known, rumored to have supernatural powers, who at the start of the novel has disappeared.
About the Author
Jaimee Wriston Colbert is the author of a linked stories collection, DREAM LIVES OF BUTTERFLIES: STORIES, which won the gold medal in the 2008 Independent Publisher Awards in the Short Stories Fiction category; the novels Climbing the God Tree, winner of the Willa Cather Fiction Prize, and SHARK GIRLS; and the fiction collection Sex, Salvation, and the Automobile, winner of the Zephyr Publishing Prize. Her stories have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Originally from Hawai'i, she is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Binghamton University, State University of New York.