The Stories of Devil-Girl

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Loving Healing Press, 01.01.2008 - 106 Seiten
"Devil-Girl" is a storyteller smaller than a stain and larger than life, a mythic figure roaming the globe. Born into Brooklyn housing projects and the nightmares of her immigrant family, she becomes a runaway in the human marketplace of the streets of New York. Accompanied by her sense of outrage and sense of humor, ghosts of the ancestors and her prophetic vision, she moves from silence through rage into deep alliance with the marginalized.
"Poignant and fierce, this book is moving, beautifully written, and urgently relevant."
"Devil-Girl's stories are all of our stories, all of the 'discarded and demonized', all of us who have had to fight to survive, to fight to tell our truths. Achtenberg's wise survivor, Devil-Girl, is witness and seer, and her words are sustenance. There is much pain in this book, much wisdom, and a kind of beauty that sears itself into memory, a fierce beauty that is as necessary as air. Read this book."
-Lisa D. Chave, Author of Destruction Bay; In An Angry Season
"Achtenberg is a cutting-edge voice in the literature of the postglobalization age, an era in which we are uprooted geographically and spiritually, and redefining what it means to be home. What a superbly written book! Read it and be changed."
-Demetria Martinez, Author of Mother Tongue
"Stunning and original! Powerful 'make it new' language that creates-through the runaway energy and precise detail of the storytelling voice-a disturbing world in all its particularities, only to transcend it by grappling with what's at stake in the larger world."
-Stratis Haviaras, Founder and former editor of Harvard Review
"An amazing piece of bravura writing! Devil-Girl takes us from destitution to seedy glamour as a homeless vulnerable young woman tries to survive the savagery of the streets. Poignant and fierce, this book is moving, beautifully written, and urgently relevant."
-Kathleen Spivack, Author, Director: Advanced Writing Workshop
Book #1 in the Reflections of America Series
Learn about the author at www.AnyaAchtenberg.com
Modern History Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com
an imprint of Loving Healing Press

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I was certain I'd written a reviewed this book after receiving it, but maybe my negative review was deleted? The strange lyrical poetic prose was difficult to follow and impossible to connect with. I ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Achtenberg's primary calling is poetry and that is obvious in every page of her debut novella. Her prose is lyrical, ebbing and flowing like an epic poem. Sometimes the lyricism distracts from the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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