Green Girl

Green Girl

Book - 2011
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Green Girl is The Bell Jar for today--an existential novel about Ruth, a young American in London, kin to Jean Seberg gamines and contemporary celebutantes. Ruth works a string of meaningless jobs: perfume spritzer at a department store she calls Horrids, clothes-folder, and a shopgirl at a sex shop. Ruth is looked at constantly--something she craves and abhors. She is followed by a mysterious narrator, the voice equally violent and maternal. Ruth and her toxic friend, Agnes, are obsessed with cosmetics and fashion and film, with boys, with themselves, and with each other. Green Girl is about that important and frightening and exhilarating period of being adrift and screwing up, a time when drunken hook-ups and infatuations, nervous breakdowns, and ecstatic epiphanies are the order of the day.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Emergency Press, 2011
ISBN: 9780983022633
Characteristics: 251 p. ; 21 cm


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anitafournier Sep 15, 2014

After 5 chapters, I put the book down. The shallowness and apathy of Ruth was depressing and the novel was going nowhere for me. Maybe someone in their 20s would appreciate this more.


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anitafournier Sep 15, 2014

anitafournier thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 18 and 25


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