In the Time of the Girls (American Reader #14)
Praise For In the Time of the Girls (American Reader #14)…
"The seductive, sly, smart fictions in Anne Germanacos’s debut display a remarkable range. These astute stories investigate matters personal and public, religious and political, physical and psychologicalall in a language that’s forthright and clear, yet wonderfully allusive as well. Germanacos’s tales tackle big questions about the making, keeping, and risking of love. Ultimately, they interrogate selfhood: can it stand up to the questioning? We need this kind of rigor and playfulnessand candor."
--Martha Cooley, author of The Archivist and Thirty-Three Swoons
"Anne Germanacos takes us into a rich mythic and poetic world and crafts an astonishing array of characters in a dreamscape that ignites imagination and vision and compels us to see far beyond the ordinary and the mundane into an extraordinary range of human emotion. She is a gifted storyteller whose inventiveness with both language and form will transport and amaze."
--Michael Krasny, host of KQED's Forum, author of Off Mike, A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life
In In the Time of the Girls, Anne Germanacos has hammered the solid of expected form to disclose the fine fracture lines that map how it really isbetween men and women, women and women, myths and memoriesThe echoing narratives convey a rich, mysterious flow of possibility, and a sense of ancient energies pushing up into the ongoing present.
--Sven Birkerts, author of My Sky Blue Trades: Growing up Counter in a Contrary Time
Germanacos’ inquisitive eye scans the landscape from rural Greece to urban San Francisco. Her haunting, compressed narratives are as elegant and detailed as Persian miniatures. The gods live in these rich tales, and so do 21st century wives and husbands, sons and daughters, priests and artists.
--Louise Steinman, author of The Souvenir: A Daughter Discovers Her Father's War
"Anne Germanacos’ literary form defies traditional classificationbridging prose and poetryit must be experienced. Each piece is a small gem. Her cavalcade of human beingstheir emotions, their worldsis arresting, haunting, memorable."
--Howard Gardner, author of CREATING MINDS
BOA Editions, 9781934414385, 180pp.
Publication Date: September 21, 2010