Girl Crazy by Russell Smith

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Tightly plotted and fast paced, Girl Crazy is a cinematic ride through one man's obsession with a younger woman. Justin, a dissatisfied community college teacher, meets Jenna and is attracted at once to her mixture of toughness, vulnerability and ripe sexuality. Jenna is unlike anyone Justin has ever known -- through her he discovers a world of drugs and sex, casual violence and intimidation that at first frightens and then thrills him. Justin falls deeper into Jenna's thrall, particularly as her erratic behaviour keeps him guessing. When Jenna ends the relationship abruptly, Justin finds he isn't willing to let go of this new life, or of Jenna, without a fight.

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Russell Smith, born in South Africa and raised in Halifax, is a writer of wide acclaim. His debut novel, How Insensitive , was a finalist for the Governor Generalās Award . Both his short story collection, Young Men , and his novel Muriella Pent were shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award . He is also the author of Noise ; The Princess and the Whiskheads (a fable); Diana: A Diary in the Second Person ; and the style guide Menās Style . Smith works regularly with the CBC and The Globe and Mail .
Published January 1, 2010 by HarperCollins. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Girl CrazyBy Russell Smith HarperCollins387 pp.; $22.99 Reviewed By Richard GreeneThe Bad Sex in Fiction Award is conferred annually by Britain’s Literary Review. In Girl Crazy, the 47-year-old Canadian novelist Russell Smith undoubtedly has his eyes on the prize: “She pinched his nipples. He hel...

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