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The 2007 Kimmy Beach model, in Cars, is a crowd-pleasing look at the lives of rural teenagers in western Canada, and includes a free-wheeling tour of love, cars, and roller rinks.As the speakers pound out instantly recognizable hits of the eighties, Beach looks under the hood of female desire. Wearing string-back driving gloves, hands at two and ten o'clock, she investigat ...more
Paperback, 94 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Turnstone Press
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Sep 07, 2011 Nina rated it it was amazing


As she did in fake Paul, Beach uses an overriding theme in this collection. in Cars is an exuberant celebration of adolescence. Rather than dwelling on stereotypical teenage angst, Beach gives us strong, independent, proud young women.
“I’m the best skater girl on the rink Friday nights
lots of other girls have more makeup
more expensive jeans
but nobody beats my moves”
(When I Skate)

The female narrator is openly sexual, often initiating encounters. There are no reticent victims of male lust in thi
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