The Private Parts of Girls (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Private Parts of Girls "The Private Parts of Girls" mixes up fairy tales and pop culture to tell smart, sassy stories from the dreamlife of girls: think "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" meets Jo Shapcott. Punks, dreamers, mermaids, prophets and warrior-brides speak in puns, riddles and kisses direct to the reader's heart.
- Published: 01 September 2011
- Format: Paperback 80 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781844715619 ISBN 10: 1844715612
- Sales rank: 811,180
Full description for The Private Parts of Girls
"The Private Parts of Girls" follows Alice down the rabbit hole, Kassandra onto Agamemnon's boat, and Red Riding Hood into the forest: it conjures the most mysterious landscape of all, the mind of a girl - a girl who might be a dancer, a warrior-bride, a transatlantic traveller, the Messiah, sick of being compared to Sylvia Plath, airborne, born in space, or lost in a sunlit field, discovering love. From "Battlestar Galactica" to The Clash, the poems mix tart, smart pop culture goodies into the dreamspace of fairy tales, as they take us on a journey - hallucinatory with culture lag - through the mind and body of a modern girl. This is poetry for "Buffy" fans (and "Twilight" haters), for readers who grew up with Angela Chase's voice-over for their lives and Air's soundtrack for "The Virgin Suicides" on their iPods, for everyone who ever wondered if Beauty secretly was the Beast.