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Book Title: I Am a Magical Teenage Princess|
The author of the book: Luke Geddes
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 388 KB
Edition: Chômu Press
Date of issue: July 18th 2012
ISBN 13: 9781907681165
Read full description of the books I Am a Magical Teenage Princess:I Am a Magical Teenage Princess is a thematically linked collection of short stories celebrating and re-examining 1960s and contemporary culture, magnifying such popular icons as Betty and Veronica and Wonder Woman through a literary lens of wit and pathos. In 'Surfer Girl', the title character drifts through time, tormented by the bizarre cliches of drive-in B-movies. 'Another Girl, Another Planet' depicts a reluctant teenage astronaut idling away her post-apocalyptic adolescence huffing gasoline and fooling around with her five brutish shipmates, all named Tommy. 'Habit Patterns' shows us the beleaguered subject of an educational hygiene film who longs to break free from the cruel social strictures of her celluloid world. In these and other stories, Luke Geddes experiments with poise and verve whilst retaining an unfakeable human touch often lacking in works more self-consciously centred on human interest.
Read information about the authorMy book, I Am A Magical Teenage Princess, will be released by Chômu Press this July. It’s a story collection about teenagers, rock ‘n’ roll, cartoons, the 1960s, cavemen, sex, and other things.
But you don’t have to take my word for it:
“In a lesser writer’s hands the work would come off as puerile, but Geddes’s sure prose, empathy, pop cultural knowledge, and stoner wit make for a rewarding and unusual collection.”
- Publishers Weekly
With a collector’s eye, Geddes finds the intricate bewilderments that glow in the periphery of our daily world with secret magic–the prick of a mouse’s rib bone, the orphaned flecks of lipstick on teeth–and moves them into center focus. The lasting images of these stories hang in your mind long after reading; this book is a luminous, tender gallery curated by an amazing new voice in fiction.
- Alissa Nutting, author of Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls
In this vibrant recycling project, Luke Geddes transforms discarded cultural archetypes into particular and poignant drama, deeply imagined and deeply felt. Never content with mere Situation—no matter how funny or glorious in its invention—Geddes pushes always to Story, where ache surpasses wink. This is a substantial and entertaining debut.
- Chris Bachelder, author of Abbot Awaits, US!, and Bear v. Shark
It’s easy to sneer at ‘pop-culture detritus,’ but let’s face it—no matter how timeless and profound and unique we imagine our selves to be, we have no choice but to make them from the trash on hand. This is especially true of the teen bricoleur, that poor soul who has to cobble herself together from available materials: Scooby-Doo, drive-ins, soap operas in space, Wonder Woman, the Archies. The wonderfully playful and witty stories in Luke Geddes’ I Am a Magical Teenage Princess show just how resourcefully and delightfully that work can be done. You say whimsy and depth are incompatible? Nonsense. This is deep whimsy, is a book that employs rollicking sharp humor to explore the sad, solitary adolescent in all of us. Luke Geddes is a big talent, and this is a marvelous debut.
- Michael Griffith, author of Spikes, Bibliophilia: A Novella and Stories, and Trophy
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