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This Young Girl Passing explores the dynamics of an illicit relationship between a troubled schoolgirl and her young French teacher in Upstate NY in the 1970s, simultaneously capturing the feel of post-Vietnam life in America. In alternating chapters the novel jumps twenty years forward, tracing the renewed affair between the teacher and student (by then married with a tee ...more
Paperback, 102 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Autonomedia (first published October 15th 2011)
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Brad Medd
Maybe I missed the point of this one but the way the book was written made me want to throw it against the wall.

Nearly every instance there's a dialogue exchange between characters, it's broken up far too much with actions- and that's not just dialogue. When characters are reading letters, the same thing applies. Since when did putting a new speaker on a new line do anybody harm, anyway? Imagine reading this several, several times:

"This book", he typed, "goes something", with an exasperated sig
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PW Reviews This Young Girl Passing! 1 2 Oct 22, 2011 05:29AM  
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Donald Breckenridge is the Fiction Editor of The Brooklyn Rail, Editor of The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology (Hanging Loose Press, 2006) and co-editor of the Intranslation web site. In addition, he is the author of more than a dozen plays as well as the novella Rockaway Wherein (Red Dust, 1998), and the novels 6/2/95 (Spuyten Duyvil, 2002), You Are Here (Starcherone 09) and This Young Girl Passin ...more
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