This Young Girl Passing by Donald Breckenridge

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This Young Girl Passing explores the dynamics of an illicit relationship between a troubled schoolgirl and her young French teacher in Upstate NY in the 1970s, simultaneously capturing the feel of post-Vietnam life in America. In alternating chapters the novel jumps twenty years forward, tracing the renewed affair between the teacher and student (by then married with a teenage daughter of her own) which continues until the teacher s wife discovers the affair. This Young Girl Passing is a non-linear love story and a realistic portrayal of Middle America that spans three decades.
 

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Donald Breckenridge is the Fiction Editor of The Brooklyn RaDonald Breckenridge is the Fiction Editor of The Brooklyn Rail and Editor of THE BROOKLYN RAIL FICTION ANTHOLOGY (Hanginil and Editor of THE BROOKLYN RAIL FICTION ANTHOLOGY (Hanging Loose Press, 2006). In addition, he is the author of more g Loose Press, 2006). In addition, he is the author of more than a dozen plays as well as the novella Rockaway Wherein (than a dozen plays as well as the novella Rockaway Wherein (Red Dust, 1998), and the novel 6/2/95 (Spuyten Duyvil, 2002)Red Dust, 1998), and the novel 6/2/95 (Spuyten Duyvil, 2002). His novel YOU ARE HERE is out now from Starcherone Books, . His novel YOU ARE HERE is out now from Starcherone Books, and his novel This Young Girl Passing is forthcoming from Auand his novel This Young Girl Passing is forthcoming from Autonomedia. tonomedia.
 
Published October 15, 2011 by Autonomedia. 96 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Depicting an illicit relationship that begins in Sauquoit, NY in the 70s and the ensuing three decades worth of unspoken tension, Breckenridge (You Are Here) masterfully develops a world of dangerous love and its damning aftermath.

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