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Bye Bye Blondie
by Virginie Despentes and Sian Reynolds


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In a wrecked modern version of a romance novel, acclaimed French writer Virginie Despentes pokes at the simultaneous ecstasy and banality of love in an age of psychiatry and punk.

Gloria lives in seething rage, lashing out at everyoneparticularly, a string of bewildered boyfriendsat the local bar.  Read more...


 
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Overview

In a wrecked modern version of a romance novel, acclaimed French writer Virginie Despentes pokes at the simultaneous ecstasy and banality of love in an age of psychiatry and punk.

Gloria lives in seething rage, lashing out at everyoneparticularly, a string of bewildered boyfriendsat the local bar. But when her latest explosion leaves her out on the street, she unexpectedly runs into famed television personality Eric Muir. Incidentally, he's also her teenage boyfriend, and the one who started it all.

Once upon a time, Gloria and Eric met while institutionalized, and then became a mascot couple for those homeless and high on a noisy mix of drugs, music, and counterculture. Now, twenty years later, Gloria is enamored by youthful love resurrected and determined to immortalize their story by writing a screenplay. Whisked away to Paris, she's transformed from a provincial loose cannon into an urbane party guest. But navigating life and love isn't any easier for the middle-aged. Cutting deep to unearth the marriage of institutional violence and heterosexual relationships, " Bye Bye Blondie "illustrates how young women are continuously dragged down and neglected, and then dangled false offers of fame in lieu of real, redemptive recognition."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781558619272
  • ISBN-10: 1558619275
  • Publisher: Feminist Press
  • Publish Date: July 2016
  • Page Count: 365
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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