Hilary Thayer Hamann brings to the 80s world of Bret Easton Ellis and co a woman's voice that is fresh and full of feeling.
Anthropology of an American Girl is a fierce, driven novel that spills all onto its 600 pages. New York author Hilary Thayer Hamann holds nothing back, pouring out her story with a straightforward simplicity and intensity. Her terrain is contemporary, her time is the late 1970s and early 80s, and she provides, at last, a female counterpoint to the likes of Bret Easton Ellis and the former literary brat pack.
The novel opens with its protagonist, Eveline Auerbach, entering her last year of school in late 70s Easthampton. In the next pages, we witness everything familiar about ...
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