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Jan. 14th, 2006 | 05:51 pm
posted by: ex_mthrtong in 2006_books

A bunch of new micromicro reviews from me at 42. Tonight I'm reading Madeleine Is Sleeping, a novel by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum. Excerpt:

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As the lonely days passed, Charlotte silently watched her body sprout resilient black hairs. At first it seemed as if only her brush of pubic hair run amok, scaling up her stomach like a vine, but one morning, while reading an epistolary novel, she rested a bristling chin on her palm and realized that Griselda was granting her secret wish. By that evening, a dense, furry trail was already creeping up her decolletage.

M. Marais, squinting across the lengthy dinner table, was dismayed.

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miss andromeda

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from: msandromeda
date: Jan. 15th, 2006 12:28 am (UTC)
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Hey! I just got a copy of that! If they'd put that quote on the back cover, I would have read it right away!

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from: ex_mthrtong
date: Jan. 15th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
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I just started it, but I'm enjoying it so far. Lots of monstrous bodies.

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agoraphiliac

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from: agoraphiliac
date: Apr. 6th, 2006 05:49 am (UTC)
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That is one prize-winning book. She got an NEA and a Whiting Award this year. That's 60,000 dollars, those two prizes together.

Sorry. I have schemes on my mind. Prizes, how to get them. This is not literary talk.

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from: ex_mthrtong
date: Apr. 6th, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
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I am one big scheme waiting to happen.

What'd you think of the book?

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