Anatomy of a Girl Gang: A Novel
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By Ashley Little
Winner, Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize (BC Book Prizes)
Finalist, Vancouver Book Award
A sharply observed novel told in six voices, Anatomy of a Girl Gang is the powerful exploration of a young girl gang in Vancouver called the Black Roses: Mac, the self-appointed leader and mastermind; Mercy, the Punjabi princess with a skill for theft; Kayos, their former classmate who gave birth to a daughter at age thirteen; Sly Girl, who fled her First Nations reserve for a better life, only to find depravity and addiction; and Z, a sixteen-year-old anti-establishment graffiti artist.
Cast out by mainstream society, the five girls terrorize Vancouver with a primal, restless urgency. As they navigate from ATM robberies to cooking crack on the stove to savagely avenging the beating of one of their own, they hope and wait for better days that will turn into a better life, even as the darkness of fate draws inevitably nearer.
Told with shocking and at times brutal honesty, Anatomy of a Girl Gang is a vivid and unnerving story of urban girl culture.
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press; 1st Edition (Sept. 1 2013)
Product Dimensions: 13.72 x 1.78 x 20.07 cm
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