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CLOWN GIRL: Drake, Monica. Chuck Palahniuk CLOWN GIRL: Drake, Monica. Chuck Palahniuk

CLOWN GIRL

Drake, Monica. Chuck Palahniuk

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ISBN 10: 0976631156 / ISBN 13: 9780976631156
Published by Hawthrone Books & Literary Arts, 2006
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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First edition, first prnt. Introduction by Chuck Palahniuk. Signed by Drake on the title page and by Palahniuk at his Introduction. Pictoral wraps. French-fold flaps. No hardcover edition. Unread copy in Fine condition. Drake's first novel. Bookseller Inventory # 1080846

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Title: CLOWN GIRL

Publisher: Hawthrone Books & Literary Arts

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Clown Girl lives in Baloneytown, a seedy neighborhood where drugs, balloon animals, and even rubber chickens contribute to the local currency. Against a backdrop of petty crime, she struggles to live her dreams, calling on cultural masters Charlie Chaplin, Kafka, and da Vinci for inspiration. In an effort to support herself and her layabout performance-artist boyfriend, Clown Girl finds herself unwittingly transformed into a "corporate clown," trapping herself in a cycle of meaningless, high-paid gigs that veer dangerously close to prostitution. Monica Drake has created a novel that riffs on the high comedy of early film stars — most notably Chaplin and W. C. Fields — to raise questions of class, gender, economics, and prejudice. Resisting easy classification, this debut novel blends the bizarre, the humorous, and the gritty with stunning skill.

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Sniffles, the titular clown girl, is endearingly self-deprecating, an oddball comic who masks her insecurity with a show of bravado and, more literally, a crazy array of clown garb. Clown Girl is a polished, quirky and often-funny look at the dark side of clown life. --Winnipeg Free Press

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