Green Girl

Green Girl Kate Zambreno 2011
9 6 3 6.7/10 PAPERBACK FICTION English 268 Emergency Press 0983022631 9780983022633

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 Horrid's, clothes-folder, and a shop-girl 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.

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Critic Reviews

Small Doggies Richard Chiem

I will recommend it to anyone. All the stars.

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The Nervous Breakdown Richard Thomas

Kate Zambreno has written a powerful, hypnotic, and lyrical book, with Green Girl.

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Hungry Like the Woolf Anonymous

Zambreno either was attempting something I was too dull to follow or was overpowered in the struggle with her book.

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Vol. 1 Brooklyn Jen Vafidis

Bored anger! I have never experienced it quite like I did in this book.

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Bookslut Lightsey Darst

For all its addictive power, Green Girl is not an easy read.

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Bookforum James Greer

...there’s little doubt that Green Girl represents a major step forward for a talented and whip-smart writer.

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