TRAILER GIRL and Other Stories.

Svoboda, Terese.

ISBN 10: 1582430853 / ISBN 13: 9781582430850
Published by Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, (2001.) dj, 2001
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. First collection of short stories by this author. SIGNED on the title page. Cover praise from Molly Giles, A. M. Homes and others. 230 pp. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 49124

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Title: TRAILER GIRL and Other Stories.

Publisher: Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, (2001.) dj

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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"I talk like a lady who knows what she wants" is how the vagrant begins her story in "Trailer Girl". As she struggles to rescue what she says is a wild girl hiding in the gully, the neighbors become more certain than ever that the child is imaginary -- until there's a murder. Stark and disturbing, "Trailer Girl" is the story of cycles of child abuse and the dream to escape them.

In "Psychic", a clairvoyant knows she's been hired by a murderer, in "Leadership" a tiny spaceship lands between a boy and his parents, in "Venice", a woman performs the Heimlich maneuver on an ex-husband, then flees by gondola, and in "White", a grandfather explains to his grandson how a family is like a collection of chicken parts. Frequently violent, always passionate, these often short short stories are full-strength, as strong and precise as poetry.

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Terese Svoboda's Cannibal was selected by Spin magazine as one of the ten best novels of 1994, and was hailed as a "women's 'Heart of Darkness'" by Vogue. Svoboda is also the author of the 1999 novel A Drink Called Paradise, and three books of poetry, All Aberration, Laughing Africa, and Mere Mortals. She lives with her family in New York City.

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