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In the Time of the Girls

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Born in San Francisco, Anne Germanacos has lived between Greece and San Francisco for thirty years. Her stories are just as strange and tragic as the Greek myths they riff on. Using a spare, image-laden prose style, Germanacos focuses on discrete, telling moments to create fast-paced stories that pack a powerful punch. This is not your standard short story collection—it is ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 21st 2010 by BOA Editions Ltd. (first published October 1st 2009)
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Things I believe about (re)reading ��� in reference to In the Time of the Girls by Anne Germanacos���: There is the visiting of the stories, again. There is the discovering of more than you grasped the first time (or how ever many times) around. Then there is aspect of the book finding you in a new place in time. Time being your life. Time being how communication has evolved. The last one is critical to me, as many great works are not necessarily ahead of their time, but can take on new depths d ...more
I loved the first couple prose-styled stories but then found that I couldn't get through the whole book of stories written in her association-flowing style.
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This is an amazing prose like collection of anedotes that show all forms of human emotion.
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Born in San Francisco, Anne Germanacos has split her time between Greece and the United States for over thirty years. Her writing is informed by her life between two cultures, continents, and languages, as well as the constant need to leave those she loves. Her writing is in English but infused with the experience of having partially surrendered to another culture--it comes through in style, tone, ...more
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