Mary Gaitskill Two Girls Fat and Thin Recensie Roman uit 1991

Mary Gaitskill Two Girls Fat and Thin Recensie Roman uit 1991

Two Girls, Fat and Thin

  • Schrijfster: Mary Gaitskill (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: Amerikaanse roman
  • Eerste uitgave: 1991
  • Uitgever heruitgave: Penguin Modern Classics
  • Verschijnt: 1 april 2021
  • Omvang: 320 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Paperback 

Recensie en waardering van de roman

  • “What makes her scary, and what makes her exciting, is her ability to evoke the hidden life, the life unseen, the life we don’t even know we are living.” (Parul Sehgal, The New York Times)
  • Dark, menacing and original.” (Joanna Briscoe, Guardian)

Flaptekst van de roman uit 1991 van Mary Gaitskill

Dorothy Never – fat – lives alone in New York, eats and works the night shift as a proofreader. Justine Shade – thin – is a freelance journalist who sleeps with unsuitable men. Both are isolated. Both are damaged by their pasts. When Justine interviews Dorothy about her involvement with an infamous and charismatic philosophical guru, the two women are drawn together with an intense magnetism that throws their lives off balance. Mary Gaitskill’s first novel is an intense, darkly funny and caustic portrayal of loneliness and the search for intimacy.

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