Red Audrey and the Roping
“This is a literary gem . . . one of the best books I’ve read this year.”—Ellen Hart
"This raw and convincing first novel is narrated by a woman who can’t help testing the limits of her ability to endure pain in her intimate relationships with men and women... the vivid characters and potent emotions keep the pages turning."—The Advocate
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Let me sum up this book:
My mommy abandoned me. I cannot face the fact that I am a homo, so I'll let men "abuse" me. By golly do I ever love extreme sports. Everyone wants me to "let them in" but I wo ...more
The prose style is rich and evocative without being overdone or overwrought. I loved this novel from page one. And indeed, it's probably the best novel I've read in a while.
But fair warning, the subjects aren't candy and puppies and neither are any of the characters. It's not a genre novel of any kind and doesn't follow a distinct formula, which might be disconcerti ...more
This debut novel by Jill Malone is simply brilliant, the best book I've read in a long, long time. It is remarkable to find the depth of skill and ease with language, with tone and style, with setting and dialogue, with pacing and tension and all the things that make a good book, in a first time author. I am ranting, I know, but I recommend everyone order a copy of this book now. If there is justice in the w ...more
As i read on, i really didn't want to like it...it disturbed me, the conflicts, the emotional and physical pain and the assumptions that somehow the book's character were forcing me in a way to confront and relate.
I hate to say it...but i do feel somewhat ac ...more
That sentence pretty much sums up this novel for me. The author is so talented with language, she can write nonsense that carries you along as if you were surfing the Hawaii coast. This sentence is a summary in another way, too: the narrator has so little sense of self that she just barely kept me with her. (She does make a conscious choice to be bi, ...more
"A lyrical, passionate novel about desire, about danger, and about the need for self-forgiveness. A wonderfully impressive writing debut." -Sarah Waters
"A surfer chick who teaches Latin! The smart, adrenaline-addicted protagonist of Red Audrey and the Roping is irresistible." -Lucy Jane Bledsoe ...more