All The Anxious Girls On Earth

April 10, 2012|
All The Anxious Girls On Earth by Zsuzsi Gartner
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At the heart of Zsuzsi Gartner’s exuberant prose is a cri de coeur for personal responsibility as the sun sets on a century in which the media was omnipresent and everyone felt like a victim. There are no innocent bystanders here, though.


A woman calls in fake bomb threats from the nineteenth floor of a bank tower as revenge against her ex-lover. The mother of a girl killed by a teenage urban guerrilla thrives spectacularly in her industrious grief, transforming herself into a forgiveness guru and talk-show host. Lured into the wilderness by her desire for a man who rebuilds vintage airplanes, a young woman finds she lusts more for biscotti and city sidewalks. A small, heroic child makes a guileless request for pajamas and creates a psychic storm at the center of her anxious, achievement-mad, parents’ lives.

These are deliciously noisy stories—high octane linguistic rocketry that takes on a world gone numb. Often both achingly poignant and funny, these remarkable tales dazzle with a unique sensibility shot through with intellectual verve and crackling black wit.

ZSUZSI GARTNER is the Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlisted author of two widely acclaimed story collections, Better Living Through Plastics and All the Anxious Girls on Earth. Her fiction has been widely anthologizes, broadcast on CBC and NPR, and won numerous prized, including a 2016 National Magazine Award. She is also ...
Title:All The Anxious Girls On Earth
Product dimensions:208 pages, 7.7 X 4.8 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 7.7 X 4.8 X 0.6 in
Published:April 10, 2012
Publisher:Penguin Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143186212

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