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Jax, a magazine model, has had half her face destroyed in a bomb blast. Drowning in whiskey and self-loathing, she must rebuild her life now that her beauty is gone. Part love letter to New York, part social justice commentary, Moxie is a timely and raw portrayal of the sometimes self-destructive search for identity and redemption.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 15mm | 312g
  • English
  • 1948954028
  • 9781948954020

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Poppe's writing is brisk, raw, and unflinching... -- Booklist
I tore through Moxie. Alex Poppe has created a character whose jagged contradictions make you stare... [Jax's] a profane alcoholic with a poet's eye and turn of phrase, and her use of language elevates this book. -- Zoe Zolbrod, author of The Telling and Currency
Wow. I drank down the raw, profane, world-be-damned voice of Jacinda, aka Jax (the sexy protagonist of Poppe's high-octane first novel) in one long gulp. -- Lesley Dormen, author of The Best Place to Be: A Novel in Stories.
Moxie is an indie press book that deserves as much attention as it can get. It's smart, fierce, funny, and eventually, ever so slightly uplifting. -- Read Her Like an Open Book
Sentence fragments litter Moxie as a kind of linguistic shrapnel, accompanied by sharp, descriptive moments that leave the reader off-kilter as Jax goes about her day...Poppe has a deft hand with crude language and body horror and twists these moments into graceful linguistic play ... -- The Massachusetts Review
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20 ratings
4.3 out of 5 stars
5 60% (12)
4 15% (3)
3 20% (4)
2 5% (1)
1 0% (0)
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