Bad Marie: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Jun 22, 2010 - Fiction - 240 pages
25 Reviews

“Reading Marcy Dermansky’s Bad Marie is like spending a rainy afternoon in a smaller, older movie theater watching a charming French movie with a woman (or a man) you’ve just met on the street and already like far too much. It’s sinful in all the right ways, delicate, seditious, and deliciously evil.” — Frederick Barthelme

“Dermansky excels at depicting extreme emotional states and how we rationalize them.” —Village Voice

From the critically-acclaimed author of Twins, Marcy Dermansky, comes a highly original novel of Manhattan, Paris, and Mexico; of love and motherhood; and of life on the lam. Fans of Heather O’Neill (Lullabies for Little Criminals) and A.M. Homes (Music for Torching) will revel in the wicked delights of Bad Marie.

 

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User Review  - emilyingreen - LibraryThing

I'm glad this was a quick read. The title prepares for you for what to expect but it was still a train wreck; a well characterized and beautifully detailed train wreck. Read full review

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User Review  - CandaceVan - LibraryThing

This is a compulsively readable story. The "Bad Marie" of the title is somewhat bad but often well-intentioned, a believably realized character with quite the story to tell. The author has said that ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
21
Section 4
23
Section 5
31
Section 6
35
Section 7
39
Section 8
43
Section 17
121
Section 18
133
Section 19
139
Section 20
147
Section 21
153
Section 22
167
Section 23
171
Section 24
175

Section 9
53
Section 10
63
Section 11
69
Section 12
73
Section 13
75
Section 14
81
Section 15
89
Section 16
107
Section 25
187
Section 26
199
Section 27
207
Section 28
215
Section 29
222
Section 30
223
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About the author (2010)

Marcy Dermansky is a MacDowell Fellow and the winner of the 2002 Smallmouth Press Andre Dubus Novella Award and the 1999 Story magazine’s Carson McCullers short story prize. Her stories have been published in numerous literary journals, including McSweeney’s, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Indiana Review. Dermansky is a film critic for About.com and lives in Astoria, New York.

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