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Who is the woman behind the little pink book?

"When I first get the acceptance letter from the publisher about the book I will write, I will walk inside my apartment and call my parents, who will be as dumbstruck as me...My parents won't say anything at all. So I will hang up the phone, turn off the ringer, and cry. I mean pour-my-eyes-out cry...I will suddenly be terrified
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Hardcover, 161 pages
Published January 18th 2007 by Alice Street Editions
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Jean Roberta
Jan 08, 2010 Jean Roberta rated it really liked it
This clever, unsettling novel is about a novel-within-the-novel which doesn’t exist, but which will attract interest from Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Barbara Walters. The actual book is in the tradition of novels about novelists saving their own lives by writing self-defining novels, much like paintings of painters painting self-portraits.

That flawed but iconic 1928 lesbian novel, The Well of Loneliness, could be seen as a forerunner of Pink. Stephen Gordon, the misunderstood central cha
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Felicia Caro
Nov 14, 2016 Felicia Caro rated it really liked it
Pink is a first-person account of a woman in her early 30’s struggling with her identity – many parts of her identity but especially the fact that she is gay. She writes with a certain neurosis and psychosis; yet, what might normally be read as a narcissistic and extremely self-centered character is in fact just one person’s exploration of what it means to exist. Our main character’s story is about discovering what the most important things about life are. The two important factors in this ...more
Kelly
May 24, 2009 Kelly rated it it was amazing
This was a really interesting and fun read. The entire novel is told in future tense, which gave a really unique perspective. I greatly enjoyed!
Kim
Feb 11, 2011 Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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i liked it more as it went on. i was hoping for a little more resolution re: the grandfather, but all in all i liked it, neurotic and annoying but enjoyable. very unusual.
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Written entirely in the future tense. A story of what will be. I found it fascinating.
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Jennifer Harris’s poetry has appeared in numerous national literary magazines. PINK is her first novel. Jennifer received her MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and her BA from The University of Arizona. Jennifer spent a decade as an active literary organizer in Chicago. She also founded and directed a nonprofit that hosted writing workshops for at-risk teens in hospitals and ...more
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