Glamorous Freak: How I Taught My Dress To Act: (black and white edition)

Glamorous Freak: How I Taught My Dress To Act: (black and white edition)

by Roxanne Carter


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- Robert Coover, author of Noir

Finalist in Chiasmus Press First Book Competition, Starcherone Press Prize for Innovative Fiction, and Subito Press Annual Book Competition. Recipient of a Creative Arts Council Grant at Brown University.

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"Stylish blogger, gifted wordsmith, linguistic cinematographer, Roxanne Carter herein charges hard and fast past the current borders of the book and into fresh textual territories all her own. Glamorous Freak is wonderful and wonderfully unsettling work. Reading it you will not be indifferent. Reading it you will listen and listening you will, with Carter, 'be able to recognize the flickering hurricane knocking tree limbs against the door.'"
- Laird Hunt, author of The Paris Stories

"Roxanne Carter creates a figure of grave and astonishing intelligence, sensitivity and perception: the woman at once so near and so far, so here and so there, haunted seemingly by another narrative, just outside of our reach, and there's something very beautiful about that. And we're astonished that so much longing and mystery can be held in this way in one book. I'd follow this wom aninto any night, into any film, into any day."
- Carole Maso, author of Disgrace and AVA

Roxanne Carter's sparkling debut fiction is a playful innovative engagement with the mirrored self, stylishly written, wittily framed. An exciting new talent.
- Robert Coover, author of Noir

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937543112
Publisher: Jaded Ibis Press
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Roxanne Carter received her MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University in 2008, and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Denver in 2011. Her work has appeared in Tarpaulin Sky, Fact-Simile, Drunken Boat, La Petite Zine, and Sidebrow among others. She lives in Ohio, where she blogs at

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Fergaloid More than 1 year ago
You know those traveling carnivals that end up being haunted death traps in horror stories? This book is like a tour through one of the tents. The author tells a hypnotic tale amongst enchanting props, with you possibly in danger of your life. There are con-jobs and there are morality tales--both have their wisdom if you realize we’re all marks and stooges. This book is something more than the soup de jour, however; it’s a genuine mystery that conceals itself in a poetic stream of consciousness. In a garden variety con-man or magician’s hands this would be a disaster; communicating the inner world effectively to an audience is only possible by those who have learned their lessons well and lived to tell about it. It’s a dangerous house of mirrors our guide leads us through--you can choose not to look, glide the surface, or even laugh, mistaking it for burlesque. Getting out of the carnival alive might require that you pay attention though. The author’s example is your map out, a miracle worth staying aware for.