Ugly Girls

Ugly Girls

Perry and Baby Girl are best friends, though you wouldn't know it if you met them. Their friendship is woven from the threads of never-ending dares and power struggles, their loyalty fierce but incredibly fraught. They spend their nights sneaking out of their trailers, stealing cars for joyrides, and doing all they can to appear hard to the outside world.With all their energy focused on deceiving themselves and the people around them, they don't know that real danger… (more)

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Interview of Lindsay Hunter by Lara Touitou

Lindsay Hunter is the author of the story collections Don’t Kiss Me and Daddy’s. Ugly Girls is her first novel.

Editorial reviews (6 reviews)

Only when Hunter escapes the safety of local color and embraces the raw and risky does "Ugly Girls" shine darkly, as ugly as she wants to be.

Hunter’s language is conversational and spare, dressed up by the occasional metaphor—a style that suits her novel about teenagers.

The New York Times : Ugly Girls (November 27, 2014)

Ms. Hunter’s evocation of life on the violent margins can slide from empathetic into romantic. Her sentences, though, are hard struck and ring clearly.

Book Details  

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2014)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English

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