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In her first novel, The Most Beautiful Girl in the World, Doenges continues her incomparable and unshakably .

In her first novel, The Most Beautiful Girl in the World, Doenges continues her incomparable and unshakably honest explorations of apparently ordinary people through the eyes of Robin, a teenager whose quiet rebellions camouflage a private life of vivid, unshakable desires. A first novel of great truth and resonance. Judy Doenges's short fiction collection, What She Left Me (Middlebury College Press, 1999) was the recipient of a Ferro-Grumley Award, a Washington State Governor's Writers Award, and the Bakeless Prize, and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

Judy Doenges's brilliant first novel is the deeply affecting story of Robin Simonsen, a girl growing .

Judy Doenges's brilliant first novel is the deeply affecting story of Robin Simonsen, a girl growing up in the 1960s and 70s on the wrong side of a Chicago suburb. Wry, edgy, and smart, The Most Beautiful Girl in the World offers a new kind of young heroine, one who stands fearlessly at the precipice of her family and her town's self-destruction, defiantly fighting to save herself.

Sweetwater Fiction: Originals

Sweetwater Fiction: Originals. Judy Doenges' brilliant first novel is the deeply affecting story of Robin Simonsen, a girl growing up in the 1960s and '70s on the wrong side of a Chicago suburb. In her first novel, The Most Beautiful Girl in the World, Doenges continues her incomparable and unshakably honest explorations of apparently ordinary people through the eyes of Robin, a teenager whose quiet rebellions camouflage a private life of vivid, unshakeable desires. Lan Samantha Chang, author of Inheritance. The characters in this feisty, colorful story of "the Me Decade" may be self-indulgent, but the writing never is. By (author) Judy Doenges. In her first novel, The Most Beautiful Girl in the World, Doenges continues her incomparable and unshakably honest explorations of apparently ordinary people through the eyes of Robin, a teenager whose quiet rebellions camouflage a private life of vivid, unshakable desires.

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Judy Doenges's short fiction collection, What She Left Me (Middlebury College Press, 1999) was the recipient of a Ferro-Grumley Award, a Washington State Governor's Writers Award, and the Bakeless Prize, and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

She does learn some things along the way, mainly that she is attracted to both drugs and girls. She also defiantly befriends a young boy, Freddie, whose African-American family is the first in Lilac. His gentle, studious family is the antithesis of her own roguish clan, and Freddie is a good influence on the bright girl.

Associate Professor Judy Doenges teaches graduate and undergraduate fiction writing workshops and literature courses. She has published a novel, The Most Beautiful Girl in the World. Her short fiction collection, What She Left Me, won a Ferro-Grumley Award, a Washington

Associate Professor Judy Doenges teaches graduate and undergraduate fiction writing workshops and literature courses.

Judy Doenges's brilliant first novel is the deeply affecting story of Robin Simonsen, a girl growing up in the 1960s and 70s on the wrong side of a Chicago suburb. After the death of her young mother, Robin is left with her kind but irresponsible father-a junkman turned drug dealer-and her grandmother, a retired Vegas showgirl, both of whom draw local fixers and ex-cons into the Simonsens' increasingly shady home. Bright, wise, and observant, Robin is the quiet outsider to her hedonistic family, struggling to come to terms with her ardent love for girls. Trapped in a house scarily alive with a rogues gallery of hapless and often hilarious crooks, misfits, and hangers-on, Robin must look elsewhere for stability, befriending the son of the neighborhood's only African American family-a boy whose unimpeachable manners and flawless grades mask his own sexuality-while falling in love with the high school beauty.Wry, edgy, and smart, The Most Beautiful Girl in the World offers a new kind of young heroine, one who stands fearlessly at the precipice of her family and her town's self-destruction, defiantly fighting to save herself.
The Most Beautiful Girl in the World (Sweetwater Fiction: Originals) download epub
Literature & Fiction
Author: Judy Doenges
ISBN: 0472115618
Category: Gay & Lesbian
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN REGIONAL; First Edition edition (April 25, 2006)
Pages: 224 pages