Go West Young F*cked-Up Chick: A Novel of Separation

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Macmillan, May 5, 2000 - Fiction - 256 pages
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Dreaming of fame as a filmmaker, hungry for love and sex, Rebecca Roth heads out to Edge City, L.A., where her dreams mutate into nightmares. Hilarious, heart-blisteringly disastrous love affairs and degrading film jobs, encounters with stars and transients, a midget stunt-woman, and a sacrificial cow. With relentlessly cinematic, jarring, and alluring prose straight out of the Hollywood wasteland, Rachel Resnick captures the bleak scene of "glamorous" L.A. with dizzying grace.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Hollywood first novel, bravely bizarre and splintered as a mosaic, like pieces of Bruce Wagner and Nathanael West glued into a window sunlit with despair. Well, what does a 20-year-old heroine, who ... Read full review

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Immediate, gritty, poetic collage. Thumbs up!

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About the author (2000)

Rachel Resnick was born in Jerusalem, Israel. A Yale graduate, she went west to Los Angeles, where she lives, writes, and teaches creative writing at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program. This is her first novel.

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