About a Girl

Sarah McCarry (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$21.99
Publisher
St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date
July 14, 2015
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.3 X 1.3 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250068620

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About the Author

SARAH MCCARRY is the author of the novels All Our Pretty Songs and Dirty Wings, and the editor and publisher of the chapbook series Guillotine.

Reviews

"Classic mythology runs through Sarah McCarry's tales...only now the Siren Song is a punk rock scream, the Jealous God lives in a Manhattan apartment, and the Lost Heroine has particle physics and cosmology to guide her home. "About A Girl" is fierce, surprising, sexy, and always intelligent." --Meg Howrey, author of "Blind Sight" and "The Cranes Dance
""Haunting, evocative, razor-sharp. Full of heart, heartache, wonder and hope--and so much more. "About a Girl" is a brilliant and fearless novel by a brilliant and fearless writer. A must-read." --Courtney Summers, author of "This Is Not a Test" and the forthcoming "All the Rage
"

Tally's growth throughout is palpable, and the language-whether describing sex or music or nightmares-is breathtaking. Fluid and aching, with a diverse cast and rich worldbuilding. "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

The stunning, densely packed story is full of as much intoxicating poetry as meticulous scientific explanations. Tally's initial prim and rather academic narration becomes richer and more dreamlike as her story unfolds. This edgy, smart, and challenging title combines mythology, punk rock, science, a quest, feminism, art, dreams and the power of stories and storytelling with unforgettable results. The well-developed cast of characters is racially and sexually diverse. The emphasis on the importance of female relationships-as family, as lovers, and as friends-is a welcome exploration of the many levels of intimacy. A highly recommended and breathtakingly read for sophisticated readers. "School Library Journal (starred review)"

As in other books in the trilogy, McCarry inflects the Pacific Northwest setting with Greek mythology, weaving ancient magic throughout Tally's story and adding an enchanting dose of magic realism. Tally's imagistic, melodic narrative roils with urgent emotion, and readers who loved the first two installments in the series will be richly rewarded by this series ender. "Booklist"

Classic mythology runs through Sarah McCarry's tales...only now the Siren Song is a punk rock scream, the Jealous God lives in a Manhattan apartment, and the Lost Heroine has particle physics and cosmology to guide her home. "About A Girl" is fierce, surprising, sexy, and always intelligent. "Meg Howrey, author of Blind Sight and The Cranes Dance"

Haunting, evocative, razor-sharp. Full of heart, heartache, wonder and hope--and so much more. "About a Girl" is a brilliant and fearless novel by a brilliant and fearless writer. A must-read. "Courtney Summers, author of This Is Not a Test and All the Rage""

Tally's growth throughout is palpable, and the language-whether describing sex or music or nightmares-is breathtaking. Fluid and aching, with a diverse cast and rich worldbuilding. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The stunning, densely packed story is full of as much intoxicating poetry as meticulous scientific explanations. Tally's initial prim and rather academic narration becomes richer and more dreamlike as her story unfolds. This edgy, smart, and challenging title combines mythology, punk rock, science, a quest, feminism, art, dreams and the power of stories and storytelling with unforgettable results. The well-developed cast of characters is racially and sexually diverse. The emphasis on the importance of female relationships-as family, as lovers, and as friends-is a welcome exploration of the many levels of intimacy. A highly recommended and breathtakingly read for sophisticated readers. School Library Journal (starred review)

As in other books in the trilogy, McCarry inflects the Pacific Northwest setting with Greek mythology, weaving ancient magic throughout Tally's story and adding an enchanting dose of magic realism. Tally's imagistic, melodic narrative roils with urgent emotion, and readers who loved the first two installments in the series will be richly rewarded by this series ender. Booklist

Classic mythology runs through Sarah McCarry's tales...only now the Siren Song is a punk rock scream, the Jealous God lives in a Manhattan apartment, and the Lost Heroine has particle physics and cosmology to guide her home. About A Girl is fierce, surprising, sexy, and always intelligent. Meg Howrey, author of Blind Sight and The Cranes Dance

Haunting, evocative, razor-sharp. Full of heart, heartache, wonder and hope--and so much more. About a Girl is a brilliant and fearless novel by a brilliant and fearless writer. A must-read. Courtney Summers, author of This Is Not a Test and All the Rage

"

"Tally's growth throughout is palpable, and the language-whether describing sex or music or nightmares-is breathtaking. Fluid and aching, with a diverse cast and rich worldbuilding." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"The stunning, densely packed story is full of as much intoxicating poetry as meticulous scientific explanations. Tally's initial prim and rather academic narration becomes richer and more dreamlike as her story unfolds. This edgy, smart, and challenging title combines mythology, punk rock, science, a quest, feminism, art, dreams and the power of stories and storytelling with unforgettable results. The well-developed cast of characters is racially and sexually diverse. The emphasis on the importance of female relationships-as family, as lovers, and as friends-is a welcome exploration of the many levels of intimacy. A highly recommended and breathtakingly read for sophisticated readers." --School Library Journal (starred review)

"As in other books in the trilogy, McCarry inflects the Pacific Northwest setting with Greek mythology, weaving ancient magic throughout Tally's story and adding an enchanting dose of magic realism. Tally's imagistic, melodic narrative roils with urgent emotion, and readers who loved the first two installments in the series will be richly rewarded by this series ender." --Booklist

"Classic mythology runs through Sarah McCarry's tales...only now the Siren Song is a punk rock scream, the Jealous God lives in a Manhattan apartment, and the Lost Heroine has particle physics and cosmology to guide her home. About A Girl is fierce, surprising, sexy, and always intelligent." --Meg Howrey, author of Blind Sight and The Cranes Dance

"Haunting, evocative, razor-sharp. Full of heart, heartache, wonder and hope--and so much more. About a Girl is a brilliant and fearless novel by a brilliant and fearless writer. A must-read." --Courtney Summers, author of This Is Not a Test and All the Rage