Postcards from a Dead Girl : A Novel
A touching, almost cinematic, debut novel featuring the eccentric, slightly disturbed, and unique character Sid, who finds himself--among various other darkly comic scenarios--obsessed by the mysterious European postcards that arrive in the mail from his ex-girlfriend.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 134.62 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 204.12g
- 16 Feb 2010
- HARPER PERENNIAL
- New York, NY, United States
- Illustrations, black and white
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06 Oct 2015
Back cover copy
A telemarketer at a travel agency, Sid is becoming unhinged and superneurotic. Lately he's been obsessed with car washes and mud baths. His hypochondria is driving his doctor sister mad. And it's all because of his ex-girlfriend, Zoe, who's sending him postcards from her European adventure, one that they were supposed to take together. It's all quite upsetting.
A fact-finding tour of local post offices--and a new friendship with postman Gerald--followed by a solo European jaunt will do little to ease his anxiety. A long talk with his mother's spirit in a wine bottle doesn't help either. But what he really needs are a few more tentative dates with the chatty Candyce. Sid needs to get over Zoe and find love again--even though Zoe, apparently, has no inclination to be gotten over.
Wonderfully poignant, funny, odd, and more than a bit macabre, Postcards from a Dead Girl marks the emergence of a truly gifted and original literary voice.