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The Girl Who Outgrew the World

(2022)
A Novella by

 
 
When precocious Lilly, an eleven-year-old, undergoes an inexplicable and startling growth spurt, her father and doctors decide to take drastic action to curb what they see as a dangerous development. Faced with condescending treatment and cruelty, Lilly escapes and embarks on a journey to discover her true self. Zoje Stage's new novella is a parable for how patriarchy treats the female body (and, by extension, the female mind and soul) and the objectification of girls.



Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Zoje Stage has crafted the perfect fairy tale: Magical, brutal, and full of heart. A beautifully written story that I can't stop thinking about." - Samantha Downing

"A strikingly beautiful novella about girlhood, teeming with fairy tale whimsy and heart-wrenching truth. Stage has created an entrancing, bittersweet adventure for the ages." - Rachel Harrison

"A perfect blend of The Wizard of Oz meets Jerzy Kosinski, The Girl Who Outgrew the World reminds us of the parts of childhood too painful to remember, the people around us, who kept us small. But this time the story's rewritten: at last, it's the girl who gets to go on an epic hero's journey. Fabulous in every sense of the word." - Sarah Langan

"I cannot put into words how much I loved this book. Stage's writing is haunting and engaging, a power-punch of metaphors that transcend the words on the page...When I say this is one of the best books I've read all year, I am screaming it with my whole heart." - Mandy McHugh

"I could feel my heart beat gold, my eyes fill with stars, and birds flutter from my mouth as I read this heart-tugging modern fairy tale. In The Girl Who Outgrew the World Zoje Stage spins an enchanting modern parable in which all we hope is to be accepted as our very unique selves in this world." - Cynthia Pelayo


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Used availability for Zoje Stage's The Girl Who Outgrew the World

Paperback Editions

May 2022 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girl Who Outgrew the World
Author(s): Zoje Stage
ISBN: 1-59021-523-0 / 978-1-59021-523-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lethe Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

May 2022 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl Who Outgrew the World
Author(s): Zoje Stage
Publisher: Lethe Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA