The Angle of Flickering Light

The Angle of Flickering Light

by Gina Troisi

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Overview

Desperate to find respite from the knowledge of her father's infidelities, his verbal abuse, and her step-mother's psychological torment, Gina spent hours doing Jane Fonda's workouts, smoked cigarettes instead of eating food, and became obsessed with her thinness... with the notion of fading away. She found solace in restlessness-drinking hallucinogenic mushroom tea and inhaling crushed pills and powders-perching herself on the periphery of danger again and again.   


Gina finally glimpsed a better life for herself when her grandfather, a man who was a surrogate father to her, became terminally ill. She fell in love with John, a stranger who was utterly familiar, but who was addicted to heroin. She moved from New Hampshire to California, crossing the country in an attempt to alleviate her self-destructive tendencies, but found herself pulled back to New Hampshire, to John, a man with whom, despite his struggle, she could not deny the sense of home she felt.


But what would it cost for a girl to run wildly and recklessly into womanhood, making instant, temporary homes?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781925965490
Publisher: Vine Leaves Press
Publication date: 04/06/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 228
File size: 817 KB

About the Author

Gina Troisi's work has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Fourth Genre, The Gettysburg Review, Fugue, and elsewhere. Her stories and essays have been recognized as finalists in several national contests, including the 2020 Iron Horse Literary Review Trifecta Award in Fiction, the 2018 New Letters Publication Award in Fiction, American Literary Review's Creative Nonfiction Contest, 2018, and others. She has taught classes and workshops in both traditional and nontraditional settings, including writing workshops for female adult survivors of sexual assault. She lives in coastal Maine. Find out more about her at gina-troisi.com

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