Penny, n. by Madeline McDonnell

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

Benjamin Mackey’s charmingly strange drawings make the pocket-sized, well-designed book feel like a dictionary from an alternate universe.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

Fiction. PENNY, N. A definition: 1) A one-cent coin equal to one hundredth of a dollar; 2) A blue-skirted, soon-to-be thirty-year-old, champagne-swilling, high-rise-dwelling lounge singer; 3) A hopeful and lonely woman in love; 4) The object of a depressive and manic lexicographer's angst and affection; 5) A trivial amount; 6) A slave or servant; 7) An Itty-Bitty-Kitty-Keeper, a Yuppy-puppy, a Munchkin or Muffin; 8) Bridey's maid-of-honor; 9) A mother's pretty wonder; 10) A love-sick story of worth and worry.
 

About Madeline McDonnell

See more books from this Author
Madeline McDonnell is the author of THERE IS SOMETHING INSIDE, IT WANTS TO GET OUT (Rescue Press, 2010), a collection of three stories, and PENNY, N. (Rescue Press, 2013), a novella/lexicographic experiment. Other stories have recently appeared in Harvard Review, Kenyon Review Online, and CutBank. A former lexicographer for the Oxford English Dictionary and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she teaches creative writing in New York City and Iowa City.
 
Published June 1, 2013 by Rescue Press. 133 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Penny, n.
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

Publishers Weekly

Good
on May 06 2013

Benjamin Mackey’s charmingly strange drawings make the pocket-sized, well-designed book feel like a dictionary from an alternate universe.

Read Full Review of Penny, n. | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly

Rate this book!

Add Review