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If you're looking for Polly Clark, she'll be the girl wearing Doc Martens and a Bad Brains T-shirt at the punk show. She'll be (almost) losing her virginity to a high school dropout, accompanied by the Beastie Boys' "No Sleep Till Brooklyn." She'll be looking for her artistic soul while trying to solve the mysteries of guys, life, her seriously dysfunctional family . . . and herself. In eight chapters, Polly is shaped by eight relationships in this honest, tender, original, and utterly endearing story of one girl's stumbles and successes in the world of punked-out 1980s suburban romance -- the unforgettable debut of an extraordinary new voice in contemporary fiction.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Amy Bryant hits all the right notes--her narrator is sarcastic and vulnerable, and always remarkably human. If Polly Clark had gone to my high school, I'd have been in love with her for sure." - Bryan Charles

"The book rocked. The language was spare yet precise, nasty yet sweet, and it left me hyped up and hungry for more-- sort of like a perfect one-minute and thirty-second hardcore song. I groaned with Polly through every misspelled love note, winced with her through every fumbled sexual encounter on scratchy blankets, and cheered her on through her bumbling, sometimes clownish, but often dangerous cast of boys. It was a real pleasure to fact, I sort of wish there was a Polly Part II or Polly: The Other Random Boys Who Weren't Important Enough to Put In This Book, because I didn't quite get my fill! In any case, I totally envy Amy Bryant for so beautifully and effortlessly capturing what it means to be young and different and sensitive-- I feel like so few writers can really pull it off. I cannot wait what she has in store for us next." - Sara Shepard

Used availability for Amy Bryant's Polly

Paperback Editions

January 2007 : USA Paperback

Title: Polly
Author(s): Amy Bryant
ISBN: 0-06-089804-6 / 978-0-06-089804-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

March 2009 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Polly: A Novel
Author(s): Amy Bryant
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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