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Clown Girl

(2007)
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Clown Girl lives in Baloneytown, a seedy neighborhood where drugs, balloon animals, and even rubber chickens contribute to the local currency. Against a backdrop of petty crime, she struggles to live her dreams, calling on cultural masters Charlie Chaplin, Kafka, and da Vinci for inspiration. In an effort to support herself and her layabout performance-artist boyfriend, Clown Girl finds herself unwittingly transformed into a "corporate clown," trapping herself in a cycle of meaningless, high-paid gigs that veer dangerously close to prostitution. Monica Drake has created a novel that riffs on the high comedy of early film stars - most notably Chaplin and W. C. Fields - to raise questions of class, gender, economics, and prejudice. Resisting easy classification, this debut novel blends the bizarre, the humorous, and the gritty with stunning skill.

    

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Paperback Editions

December 2010 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Clown Girl
Author(s): Monica Drake
ISBN: 1-4587-2538-3 / 978-1-4587-2538-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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January 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clown Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Monica Drake
ISBN: 0-9766311-5-6 / 978-0-9766311-5-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hawthorne Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Clown Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Monica Drake
Publisher: Hawthorne Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA