Alice Fantastic

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Akashic Books, Ltd.
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5.22 X 8.32 X 0.72 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author
Maggie Estep has published six books, including Hex, a New York Times Notable Book of 2003. Her work has appeared in many magazines and anthologies including: Brooklyn Noir, Queens Noir, Aloud: Voices form the Nuyorican Poets Café, The Best American Erotica, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, and The KGB Bar Reader. Maggie was coeditor, with Jason Starr, of Bloodlines:
Maggie Estep writes like a character you hope to meet at the bar of your dreams. She tells stories about gorgeous freaks, addled hipsters, kicked puppies, gold-hearted tough guys, galavanters, bridge climbers, soft-boiled horse players, and nice ladies--many of whom have interesting love affairs, occasionally with one another. Even better, she describes them all with sympathy, verve, wry emotional intelligence, and a little disdain. It's like reading Dashiell Hammett and Laurie Colwin at the same time. Alice Fantastic will make you dazed and susceptible.--Nicky Dawidoff
No one else writes sentences like Maggie Estep; hers zip and loop and poke at us like a flirt. The characters in Alice Fantastic lead lives of ragged and chaotic romance with men, women, and dogs, set against a backdrop of New York City's last remaining fringes--you know, the fringes where the rest of us all live. The result is a book as unexpected as it is strangely reassuring and familiar. I loved it, and my pit bulls did too.--Ken Foster, author of The Dogs Who Found Me