The Terrible Girls by Rebecca Brown

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The girls on the prowl in The Terrible Girls are indeed terrible—relentless in love, ruthless in betrayal. These thematically linked stories depict a contemporary Gothic world in which body parts are traded for love, wounds never heal, and self-sacrifice is often the only way out.


About Rebecca Brown

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Rebecca Brown is an American lesbian author whose work has contributed significantly to contemporary gay and lesbian literature. In addition to her writing, Brown is also well known for her teaching, activism and outreach efforts in the Puget Sound literary community. Brown was the first writer in residence at Richard Hugo House and has taught there frequently ever since. She is the co-founder of the Jack Straw Writers Program and now serves as the creative director of literature at Centrum in Port Townsend, heading the popular summer writers conference there. Her first novel, The Haunted House, was published in 1986. Brown's best-known work is "The Gifts of the Body," a novel about an AIDS caregiver published in 1994 and a winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Brown has also collaborated with painter Nancy Kiefer on a book ("Woman in Ill Fitting Wig"), as well as writing the libretto for a dance opera ("The Onion Twins"). Her prose has appeared in Norton anthologies, small and prestigious literary journals, newspapers, magazines, and zines all over the country, and has been translated into Japanese, German, Danish, Italian and Norwegian.
Published August 6, 2013 by City Lights Publishers. 136 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the meantime, the landscape may be devastated in ``The Ruined City,'' but this last story ends with a chilling affirmation, a literally ``resurrected heart.'' With her stainless-steel prose, Brown surgically dissects ambivalent hearts--and also those that pulse with the love that here ne...

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Brown's ( The Children's Crusade ) collection of short stories is not for the light-hearted or optimistic.

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