Diane Pub Co
On Sale: December 13, 2005
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"Sharp, smart, and on the edgeGirly breaks all of the
rules, deliciously. Hannah Tinti, author of Animal Crackers
Girly is Elizabeth Merrick...s acclaimed first novel, an epic
exploring the realm of womens spirituality and sexuality
through the saga of Hart family that Tom Perrotta calls "an
ambitious and moving first novel, an intimate family epic."
Racinda Hart survives her fundamentalist Christian
upbringing and the tumult of her wild and dangerous older
sister, Ruth. When Ruth disappears, Racinda rejects the
Jesus of her rural Pennsylvania childhood to rush headlong
into her sexuality and ultimately the exploits of a
California rock band. Unmoored, and encountering several
captivating adventuresses along the way, Racinda must
discover the truth about her mothers and her grandmothers
lives, as well as her own.
From a goddess who keeps an eye out for Racinda, to Racinda
herself, Girlys seven narrative voices form an intimate,
lyrical journey into an irresistible world.
"In Girly, Elizabeth Merrick has rewritten the dictionary on
desire of the female kind. A tasty, must-read
Merrick, the editor of the forthcoming Random House
anthology THIS IS NOT CHICK LIT, recently explained the
genesis of this underground sensation of a novel:
"I wanted to read an epic, thoughtfully-written novel about
the undercurrents of spirituality and sexuality I was
hearing in Bjork, Tori Amos, PJ Harvey, Sleater Kinney. That
book didnt exist, I couldnt find it at the bookstore. So I
Talk of the Nation - September 28, 2006
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