Girl Factory

Girl Factory

by Jim Krusoe
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Girl Factory by Jim Krusoe

Things don't always work out the way they ought to--or do they?--in this unsettling darkly comic novel. Filled with memorable characters, Girl Factory is an exploration of memory, desire, and the nature of storytelling.

A yogurt parlor in a corner mall somewhere in the city of St. Nils contains a dark secret in its basement, and Jonathan, the mostly clueless clerk who works there, just wants to fix things once and for all. But, beginning with an early encounter in an animal shelter that leaves three dead, things don’t always work out the way they ought to. Or do they? Filled with memorable characters, including two dogs (one too smart for his own good) and a retired sea captain, this unsettling darkly comic novel is an exploration of memory, desire, and the nature of storytelling. More disturbingly, Girl Factory raises questions about the ubiquitous objectification of women, the possibility for change, and the nature of freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982053980
Publisher: Tin House Books
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 471 KB

About the Author

Jim Krusoe is the author of the novels Parsifal, Toward You, Erased, Girl Factory, and Iceland; two collections of stories; and five books of poetry. His stories and poems have appeared in the Antioch Review, Bomb, the Chicago Review, the Denver Quarterly, the American Poetry Review, and other publications. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund.

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Girl Factory 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
vanella More than 1 year ago
Girl Factory is an engaging and original. Some of the other reviewers have seen it as a commentary on the objectification of women, but I think a more apt theme is how we are all limited by circumstance, and live in suspended animation. The well-meaning and immature protagonist finds himself in absurd situations and attaches to himself the responsibility for rescuing others. All the experiments (and emotions that go along) are a perfect allegory for a young man's confusion while he sorts out how to treat women.
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