Stop That Girl: Fiction (Paperback)

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Description


From the start of Elizabeth McKenzie’s beguiling fiction debut, we are drawn into the offbeat worldview of sharp-eyed, intrepid Ann Ransom. Stop That Girl chronicles Ann’s colorful coming-of-age travails, from her childhood in a disjointed family through her tender adolescence and beyond. Along the way, she discovers the absurdities that lurk around every corner of a young woman’s life, by way of oafish neighbors, overzealous boyfriends, prurient vegetable salesmen, sour landlords, and an iconoclast grandmother, known even to her family as Dr. Frost. Keenly funny and highly original, Stop That Girl is a brilliant examination of the exigencies of love and the fragile fabric of family, and heralds the emergence of a remarkable new voice in fiction.

About the Author


The Chicago Quarterly Review is a nonprofit, independent literary journal publishing the finest short stories, poems, translations, and essays by both emerging and established writers.

Praise For…


“Elizabeth McKenzie is an accomplished humorist and a developed stylist, and she wastes no time dazzling the reader with her clean direct language, her simple but searing use of metaphor and her unflinching eye.”
–The New York Times Book Review


“Hilarious.”
–Alan Cheuse, All Things Considered

“Single-handedly reinvigorate[s] the coming-of-age genre.”
–San Francisco Chronicle

“An original.”
–The New York Times Book Review

“Smart, funny, and fiercely observant.”
–Los Angeles Times Book Review

“A smart, swift-paced debut . . . Ann embraces life with a wary insight that couldn’t be more engaging.”
–O: The Oprah Magazine

“Candid, perceptive . . . [McKenzie’s] tales flail with reckless energy. . . . Appealingly idiosyncratic, sharpened throughout by a keen sense of humor.”
–The Village Voice

Product Details
ISBN: 9780812972283
ISBN-10: 0812972287
Publisher: Random House Trade
Publication Date: April 11th, 2006
Pages: 221
Language: English