Clown Girl: A Novel
Clown Girl lives in Baloneytown, a seedy neighborhood where drugs, balloon animals, and even rubber chickens contribute to the local currency. Against a backdrop of petty crime, she struggles to live her dreams, calling on cultural masters Charlie Chaplin, Kafka, and da Vinci for inspiration. In an effort to support herself and her layabout performance-artist boyfriend, Clown Girl finds herself unwittingly transformed into a "corporate clown," trapping herself in a cycle of meaningless, high-paid gigs that veer dangerously close to prostitution. Monica Drake has created a novel that riffs on the high comedy of early film stars ó most notably Chaplin and W. C. Fields ó to raise questions of class, gender, economics, and prejudice. Resisting easy classification, this debut novel blends the bizarre, the humorous, and the gritty with stunning skill.
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Review: Clown GirlUser Review - Sarah Metts - Goodreads
This is the review from my blog post found here: http://365windows.tumblr.com/post/492... Nita ó clown name: Sniffles ó is dealing with some issues in her life. She's pressured by fellow clowns to ... Read full review
Review: Clown GirlUser Review - Aaron Powell - Goodreads
Well I've never read anything quite like this. Not everyone will appreciate Drake's humor, but that doesn't matter because I do, and this is my review. What do you get when you combine a pot-eating ... Read full review