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Schooling by Heather McGowan
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May 30, 08

really liked it

So Heather McGowan was my grad student professor at Brown in a creative writing class that I adored. I think she had a short story of the same character published in an anthology prior to the release of this novel.
Prepare yourself. She is a tough writer, and this was a crazy read. The narrator is this young girl who you can't really trust - is it her imagination or reality? She's very stream of conscious, which I love, but again, you really have to get into the narrator's mind, go with the flow, and often backtrack a bit when you get lost. It's a tough read, but well worth the effort.
I just saw that she has another book out, Duchess of Nothing, which the reviewers are stating is also a tough read. Man, I adored Heather McGowan in college. Possibly because she actually liked my short stories that had no point. sigh. Duchess of Nothing will go on my wish list of new reads.
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