Bad Marie: A Novel by Marcy Dermansky

Bad Marie: A Novel

byMarcy Dermansky

Paperback | June 22, 2010

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“Reading Marcy Dermansky’s Bad Marie is like spending a rainy afternoon in a smaller, older movie theater watching a charming French movie with a woman (or a man) you’ve just met on the street and already like far too much. It’s sinful in all the right ways, delicate, seditious, and deliciously evil.” — Frederick Barthelme

“Dermansky excels at depicting extreme emotional states and how we rationalize them.” —Village Voice

From the critically-acclaimed author of Twins, Marcy Dermansky, comes a highly original novel of Manhattan, Paris, and Mexico; of love and motherhood; and of life on the lam. Fans of Heather O’Neill (Lullabies for Little Criminals) and A.M. Homes (Music for Torching) will revel in the wicked delights of Bad Marie.

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Marcy Dermansky is a MacDowell Fellow and the winner of the 2002 Smallmouth Press Andre Dubus Novella Award and the 1999 Story magazine’s Carson McCullers short story prize. Her stories have been published in numerous literary journals, includingMcSweeney’s,Alaska Quarterly Review, andIndiana Review. Dermansky is a film critic for Abou...
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Title:Bad Marie: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.54 inPublished:June 22, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061914711

ISBN - 13:9780061914713

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“Marie, the protagonist of Marcy Dermansky’s witty, disturbing new novel, is almost completely unlikable, and yet stands out as one of the more interesting characters in recent fiction....Before you know it, the book becomes a skillfully paced page-turner...weirdly hilarious...nothing if not captivating.”