by Robert N. Chan

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BN ID: 2940046459265
Publisher: Second Wind Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 12/12/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 381 KB

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Girl 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
John_Pryce More than 1 year ago
girl follows 25 years of an extraordinary woman’s life. Gorgeous writing, lyrical and revelatory, infuriating and hilarious, thrilling and touching, an absolutely beautiful book.
J__Mangual More than 1 year ago
Compulsively readable. The heroine's twenty-five-year journey from fifteen-year-old rape victim, rejected by her family, to survivor, to charismatic leader would be excruciating if it weren't for Chan's lapidary prose and lacerating wit. I can't think of another author who alternates between breathtaking satire and profound insight as deftly as Chan.
chanfan369 More than 1 year ago
Another great read!! A jolting, unforgettable voice, girl has a raw energy we all responded to. It has real lyrical qualities even though the subject matter can be shocking.
W_E_Clarke More than 1 year ago
You can’t help but be pulled into the vortex of this devastating, visceral, brutally intense, super-engaging novel, peppered with witty one-liners.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
We name those things and people we value, and so Girl unnames herself, casting off her old identity after a brutal rape. But now she has to cast off all the identities others give her too. Replacing the rules of the Torah with laws of her own, honoring no-one, and writing her own dark script, she passes through almost mythical tests and trials to reinvent herself as an upscale whore. Meanwhile she reads and fills the hole in herself with wisdom and wit. Meanwhile, someone else has other plans to fill Girl’s life, and she becomes Woman. Girl is the sort of unsettling novel that makes the reader switch seamlessly from belief to disbelief and back again. It’s beautifully, powerfully written, filled with a series of dangerous characters, deeply drawn so evil can show its human side and crime can reveal its hidden cause. World-spanning cruelties and wildly different paths to self-destruction come into focus around real people who hurt, care, and try their best to survive. But sometimes survival’s not the most important thing after all. Girl will make you question pre-conceptions. The prose will draw you close to Girl, then cast you aside as she detaches again from her past and reinvents her life. It will make you long for salvation, as humor and pathos give way to cruel irony. And it will linger in your mind long after that final page is turned, the final myth inverted on itself. It’s a cool, dark, unflinching, scary book, with hints of Barbara Taylor Bradford’s Woman of Substance in its multi-year scope and depiction of determination, reinvention, and realism. It’s also an excellent modern-day satire and an enormously relevant read. Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy and I offer my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great premise. Chan gives us a serious challenge to our notions of morality and piety wrapped inside a super - high tension battle for mental and physical survival, relieved at just the right moments with observations and literary allusions that are funny, witty and wise. No way to put this down after you read page one.
gmungioli More than 1 year ago
girl is my favorite book from Robert Chan. It was heartfelt, thrilling, and exciting. I read the book in one day, I just couldn't put it down Thank you
sconelly528 More than 1 year ago
Heartfelt, witty, and thought-provoking… Be ready to be spellbound. girl is the kind of book you’ll want to press into the hands of everyone you know, just so they can share your obsession and you can relive it.