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Darcey Steinke


USA flag (b.1964)

Darcey Steinke is an American novelist and journalist. The daughter of a Lutheran minister. She is the author of four novels (Up Through the Water, Suicide Blonde, Jesus Saves, and Milk) and the memoir Easter Everywhere. She also co-edited the collection of essays Joyful Noise: The New Testament Revisited with Rick Moody. Steinke has written extensively on art and literature and was a frequent contributor to Spin Magazine, covering the David Koresh Branch Davidian story and contributing a 1997 cover story on Kurt Cobain. In addition, she has a web project called blindspot, which was part of the Whitney Biennial in 2000.
 
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Available Dark (2012)
(Cass Neary, book 2)
Elizabeth Hand
"Available Dark thrums with the resonance of a Black Metal bass line. Buy this book!"
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The Captives (2018)
Debra Jo Immergut
"Love, particularly early love, never lets us go completely...The Captives unfurls with both speed and authenticity hurling the reader deep into the mysteries of the human heart."
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Open Me (2018)
Lisa Locascio
"Not since Henry James’ Daisy Miller have I been so beguiled by an American abroad. Lisa Locascio’s Roxana Olsen may only be eighteen but she is already a desperate sexual adventurer. Part captivity narrative, part political awakening, Open Me will open you, reminding us that nothing really happens until it happens in the body."