Suicide's Girlfriend

A Novella and Short Stories

by Elizabeth Evans

On Sale: 08/06/2002

Suicide's Girlfriend

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Suicide's Girlfriend

A Novella and Short Stories

by Elizabeth Evans

On Sale: 08/06/2002

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About the Book

Elizabeth Evans traces the complex and often painful threads of human relationships in Suicide's Girlfriend, her most inspired work to date. In these richly textured stories, you'll meet:

Oyekan, a confused young Nigerian student who wrestles with feelings his U.S. friends cannot understand.

Marie, an adolescent who makes a carefully philosophized, end-of-the-rope stab at salvation for herself and her seven abused siblings.

Jenny and Heather, two girls whose friendship has suffered from the distractions of adolescence and the cruelty of one moving on while the other must sit idly by and watch.

A group of college boys, whose discovery of a dead body on the side of the road leaves one of them changed in ways he never thought possible.

Elegant, acute, and engaging, Suicide's Girlfriend will introduce you to these characters and more, their stories, and an incredible new voice in fiction.

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Critical Praise

“Heartbreaking and subtle, these are the kind of stories that make you think: ‘Oh yes. Life’s just like that. Thank God somebody got it down in print.’ Elizabeth Evans is a writer of enormous talent, using her art to make sense of our world.” - Bonnie Friedman, author of and Writing Past Dark

“Elizabeth Evans is a rare and masterful storyteller—compassionate, whip-smart, and funny. In these stories, she combines razor-sharp linguistic magic with breathtaking expansivity in order to articulate that elusive, tricky place in between what is spoken and what is left unsaid where truly great fiction resides.” - Maud Casey, author of Frantic and The Shape of Things to Come

“It scarcely seems possible that Elizabeth Evans can know all she does know about the world. Her authority is brilliant and absolute, and her amazing tales are a gift to any reader…. A wonderful collection and another remarkable achievement by one of the best writers we have.” - Robb Forman Dew, National Book Award-winning author of Dale Loves Sophie to Death and The Evidence Against Her

“Elizabeth Evans’s voice is unique, simultaneously whimsical and poignant. These stories—insightful and unpredictable, informed by magic and empathy and laughter—are exquisite models of the art of storytelling.” - Janice Eidus, author of The Celibacy Club, The War of the Rosens, and Vito Loves Geraldine

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060954673
  • ISBN 10: 0060954671
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 08/06/2002
  • Pages: 192
  • List Price:14.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / General
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Literary

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