Suicide Blonde

Darcey Steinke (Author) Maggie Nelson (Introduction by)

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$16.00  $14.72
Grove Press
Publish Date
June 13, 2017
5.4 X 0.7 X 8.2 inches | 0.44 pounds
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About the Author

Darcy Steinke is the author of five novels including Sister Golden Hair, Jesus Saves, Up Through the Water, and Milk, and a memoir, Easter Everywhere. Her books have been translated into ten languages and her nonfiction has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and New York Magazine. She has been both a Henry Hoyns and a Stegner Fellow, and has taught at Columbia University, Barnard, Princeton, and The New School.

Maggie Nelson is a poet, critic, author of the National Book Critic's Circle Award-winning memoir The Argonauts, and the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. Her other works include The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning, Bluets, The Red Parts: A Memoir, and Jane: A Murder. She teaches in the School of Critical Studies at CalArts and lives in Los Angeles, California.


"Erotic . . . beautifully crafted prose."--Time

"Hallucinatory, dystopian . . . a disturbing, poisonous fable of the dire consequences of derailed passion."--New York Times

"The diary of a death wish . . . Suicide Blonde doles out some bitter, valuable lessons."--New Yorker

"Steinke has a diabolical grasp of the willfulness of decadence, the ambiguity of sexuality, and the transmutability of identity. . . . [Suicide Blonde is an] electrifying tale with the ambience of a Warhol or John Waters film. Edgy and powerful stuff."--Booklist

"Suicide Blonde is in the tradition of Djuna Barnes, Georges Bataille, and Marguerite Duras. It's about . . . the part of town where you're not supposed to go, beauty where there shouldn't be any."--Robert Olmstead