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Crazy Horse's Girlfriend - by Erika T Wurth (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 288

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Coming of Age

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Curbside Splendor Publishing

Author: Erika T Wurth

Language: English

Street Date: September 16, 2014
TCIN: 77123784
UPC: 9781940430430
Item Number (DPCI): 247-47-3804


"There's no horror flick or disaster movie scarier than a teenager's life. Erika T. Wurth writes about a young woman's longing with such heart and soul, it made me want to cry. Here she chronicles the poor with compassion and respect, and depicts their moments of joy with the only language worthy of such heights--poetry."
--Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street

"Erika T. Wurth's first novel, Crazy Horse's Girlfriend, is gritty and tough and sad beyond measure; but is also contains startling, heartfelt moments of hope and love. In my opinion, a writer can't do much better than that."
--Donald Ray Pollock, author of Knockemstiff and The Devil All the Time

"A compelling and affecting look at the ineluctable awfulness of some teens' lives."

"Wurth infuses her debut novel with impassioned teen spirit..."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Wurth captures the violence and terrifying instability of domestic abuse with gritty language and emotional appeal."
--Foreword Reviews

"Wurth's raw, muscular writing takes the gritty story of a pregnant sixteen-year-old drug dealer and transforms bathos into a revelatory journey. Immensely compelling and readable."
--Eden Robinson, author of Monkey Beach

"Erika T. Wurth's first novel is a knockout--packing a raw punch of emotional truth that makes an unforgettable impact. I fell for her narrator, the tough urban Native who is alternately wise-cracking and vulnerable, a smart, engaging witness with a big bad beautiful heart."
--Susan Power, author of Grassdancer

"[...]Wurth has created a plethora of hardened teens and their means of survival in unforgiving conditions. The story's protagonist narrator is Margaritte, whose insistence on not becoming a loser truly earmarks her as an underdog, as she struggles to go against the grain of her impoverished society. The language Wurth uses, which includes Lakota terminology, is raw and visceral, reflecting just how tough these teens are, especially Margaritte. [...] Kudos to Wurth for producing a gripping and heart-wrenching narrative that is not only a must read for young adult and older readers, but also a wonderful addition to Native American literature."
--Story Circle Reviews

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