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The Savage Girl

(2001)
A novel by

 
 
What is the next trend -- the next "killer app"? This question is very much on the mind of Ursula Van Urden, a burned-out art student who, after her supermodel sister Ivy's widely publicized suicide attempt, has found work as a trendspotter for Tomorrow, Ltd., in the volcano-shadowed metropolis of Middle City. Armed with only a sketch pad and a mandate to "find the future," Ursula discovers a homeless girl who hunts her own food and lives on the street. This "savage girl" becomes Ursula's first trend and the basis for an advertising scheme that goes madly, disastrously awry.

An exceptionally written novel that puts an obsession with pop culture under the microscope, The Savage Girl is a book that cannot be ignored, and Alex Shakar is a writer brimming with talent.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"An exceptionally smart and likeable first novel that tries valiently to ransom Beauty from its commercial captors." - Jonathan Franzen


Used availability for Alex Shakar's The Savage Girl

Hardback Editions

September 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Savage Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Alex Shakar
ISBN: 0-06-620987-0 / 978-0-06-620987-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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Paperback Editions

October 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Savage Girl
Author(s): Alex Shakar
ISBN: 0-7432-0725-4 / 978-0-7432-0725-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gardners Books
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September 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Savage Girl
Author(s): Alex Shakar
ISBN: 0-06-093523-5 / 978-0-06-093523-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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November 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Savage Girl
Author(s): Alex Shakar
ISBN: 0-7432-0724-6 / 978-0-7432-0724-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Savage Girl
Author(s): Alex Shakar
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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