?An ambitious and moving first novel, an intimate family epic.? -Tom Perrotta (Little Children) ?A story of love and kinship that will inspire you.??Robert Morgan (Gap Creek) ?Sharp, smart, and on the edge?GIRLY breaks all of the rules, deliciously.? ?Hannah Tinti (Animal Crackers) ?A cathartic, emotional experience? (Publishers Weekly), Girly explodes powerful undercurren...more
Paperback, 510 pages
Published December 13th 2005 by Demimonde Books
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Depressing and about 200 pages too long. I'm slogging through because I'm just interested in enough in the characters to find out what happens; the author does create terrific characters, but she seems to have no idea what to do with them, so they just sit around and smoke, and drive around and drink, and whine and then feel guilty about whining. The author does an excellent job of portraying how trapped the characters feel, but I don't think that was the emotion she was aiming for in her reader...more