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Billie Girl Vickie Weaver

Billie Girl

Vickie Weaver

Published
ISBN : 9780979641503
ebook
240 pages
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Honestly strange and strangely honest. . . . Remarkably compelling and powerful. Weavers authenticity of characters, situations, and bygone eras emanates from sheer originality of style. This amazing novel is a stellar achievement--gritty, funny,MoreHonestly strange and strangely honest. . . . Remarkably compelling and powerful. Weavers authenticity of characters, situations, and bygone eras emanates from sheer originality of style. This amazing novel is a stellar achievement--gritty, funny, fresh, and bold. It will make your eyes bug out and your pulse race. And how it shines, shines with humanity!--Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahabs WifeSouthern Gothic to the core, suffused with a humor as dark as the bottom of a Georgia well. . . .Weaver has stepped forward for the benefit of anyone who reads American fiction.--Kirby Gann, author of Our Napoleon in RagsSavagely funny, wildly ambitious. . . . A bawdy, brutal, and beautiful meditation on identity, sex, and mercy. Weaver has a fiercely distinctive vision.--K.L. Cook, author of The Girl from CharnelleDarkly comic, deeply poignant. . . . Billie Girl is the adventurer through a long, strange trip that is life itself.--Roy Hoffman, author of Chicken Dreaming CornAbandoned as in infant because of her incessant crying, Billie Girl is raised by two women who are brothers. Her life, a gender-bending puzzle filled with dark humor, is a series of encounters with strangers who struggle along with what they are given: a bigamist husband, a long-lost daughter named after a car, a lesbian preachers wife, a platonic second husband who loved her adoptive father. Twin themes of sexuality and euthanasia run throughout. In a journey from hard-dirt Georgia farm to end-of-life nursing home, Billie Girl comes to understand the mercy of killing.