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Girl Factory (Paperback)

Author:  Jim Krusoe
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0979419824
ISBN-13: 9780979419829
Sku: 206221124
Publish Date: 4/1/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 5L x 0.5T
Pages:  196
Age Range:  NA
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There's a disturbing secret in the basement of a strip mall yogurt parlor. Jonathan, the mostly clueless clerk who works there, just wants to fix things once and for all, but beginning with an encounter at an animal shelter that leaves three dead, things don't work out quite the way Jonathan intends . . . or do they? Beneath its picaresque surface, "Girl Factory" raises unsettling questions about storytelling, the nature of freedom, and the ubiquitous objectification of women.
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There's a disturbing secret in the basement of a strip mall yogurt parlor, and Jonathan, the mostly clueless clerk who works there, just wants to fix things once and for all. But things don't work out quite the way Jonathan intends ... or do they? Filled with memorable characters, including two dogs (one too smart for his own good) and a retired sea captain, this unsettling darkly comic novel is an exploration of memory, desire, and the nature of storytelling. More disturbingly, Girl Factory raises questions about the ubiquitous objectification of women, the possibility for change, and the nature of freedom.
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Jim Krusoe's bittersweet and absurd novel GIRL FACTORY succeeds at balancing the bizarre (girls frozen in yogurt, genetically engineered dogs) with the deeply felt longing of the human heart. Krusoe, a literary descendant of Donald Barthelme, writes fiction that manages to be clever but not precious, sincere but not sentimental. This odd confection of a novel, about a 30-something yogurt shop clerk clumsily trying to play hero, is surprisingly affecting, artful, and human.

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"GIRL FACTORY is the best kind of novel: a wildly imagined tale with its own rules." - Lauren Sanders 04/01/2008

"As with the best kind of horror story, GIRL FACTORY occurs in a seemingly ordinary setting, and it's precisely the clash of the mundane with the horrific that makes the narrative so absorbing....[Jim] Krusoe's darkly sardonic yet somehow earnest voice is reason alone to pick up this book....[A] delightful second novel." - Julia Scheeres 07/13/2008

"[GIRL FACTORY] is a comic and moral kind of nightmare; a dark, funny, formal inquiry into suspension of disbelief as the common ground of storytelling and self-justification." (Best of 2008 finalist) 02/01/2009

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0196
Product attributePublisher:   Tin House Books
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