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An Indoor Kind of Girl

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Someone at a party describes you as an “indoor kind of girl.” What does that even mean? You don’t know, but you spend the following week obsessing about it. You watch three seasons of Keeping Up with the Kardashians in two days. You get a pet turtle. You absent-mindedly paint what ends up looking like your high school’s football coach, but naked. You go backpacking in Aust ...more
Paperback, First edition, first printing, 72 pages
Published May 2016 by Metatron
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John Elizabeth
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I don't often write reviews—because I know nobody much cares about them—but this little book deserves at least a small gobbet. This little chapbook collection (of 5 stories) is a big a collection as you can get in under 70 pages. Barnet writes tightly and with a restrained lyricism which gives these 5 stories a very lovely music. They are heavy stories, dealing with death, what it means to be a woman (and what it means to be generally), loneliness, and sexual abuse.

The third story, "It Is Often
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Rosamund
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Outrageous and hilarious.
Gregory
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
I loved this.

I usually really dislike short story collections, but these flow so well together and act as tiny vignettes into a millennial mind. This book has a very subtle and believable element of Magical realism that will make you (well at least me) have a Google news tab open shortly after finishing this story collection that reads"Baby turtle apartment infestation Quebec?"

There wasn't really a weak story hear except for maybe the first half of the last one, but it really comes around and is
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Amélie
Dec 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nouvelles, québec, 2016
C’est un tout petit livre d’une couleur parfaite, un vert foncé qui tire sur le bleu. Si on y regarde de plus près, on discerne des miettes de blanc dans le vert, comme une poignée d’étoiles dans un ciel radioactif. Au milieu de la couverture, une tortue s’agite dans un sceau d’eau.

Les cinq nouvelles qui composent An Indoor Kind of Girl sont à l’image du livre-objet : d’un charme contenu, juste assez décalé pour être intéressant.

Portées à la fois par un sens aigu de l’absurde et un humour mélanc
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Isabella Kratynski
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: local, short-stories
These stories are a slice of life, if your life is twenty-something and has a drifter hipster vibe, viewed through a surreal, but still relateable, lens. I mean, who hasn't worked in an office where the policy was to say you were operating out of New York City, sat by the ocean and caught up with the baby that was the fetus you long ago aborted, or lived in a an apartment that was victim to a turtle (or butterfly) infestation?

It's a small volume (5 stories) packed with imaginative scenarios tigh
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Catherine
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-story
I bought this short story collection from the independent Canadian press Metatron as an ebook on a whim, and I’m really glad I did. Barnet is a really talented writer and I’m excited to read more by her.
Michelle
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
A writer to watch. Stunning power in this small collection.
Julianna
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
frankie barnet certainly has a way with words; a way that makes everything in the world sound like a series of contradictions solely because it is. she writes in a way that is both shocking and familiar, making you feel both uneasy and comforted at the same time. her work highlights the flaws in the constructs of society, ie the sexist aspect of certain relationships, the malleability of family love, the impact of abortion on the individual. overall, her words made me nervous and i liked that.
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