Thursday, May 12, 2005

GCC: The Bitch Posse

Ooh - we've got a great book up today as part of the Girlfriend Cyber Circuit! I'm so excited about this one. It's called "The Bitch Posse" and it's a St. Martin's book by debut author Martha O'Connor.

The dark story of three very different best friends whose lives change forever on one fateful night in high school, The Bitch Posse explores secrets, lies, betrayals and the deep relationships we form that no one can truly understand

Edgy doesn't begin to describe this one. I mean how many books out there come with a warning label? Or have been nominated for the's Henry Miller Award for best literary sex scene? I ask you!?

Anyhow, enough of me blabbing - here's the blurb:

With bold and unflinching language, O'Connor weaves past and present from the perspectives of three best friends, Rennie, Amy, and Cherry as rebellious teens and then as grown women in their mid-30's coping with the repercussions of their actions. As high school seniors, the girls form a tight circle of friends which they name the Bitch Posse? in order to lash out against tumultuous situations in their lives. But as steadfast as their friendship is, it's not enough to protectthe girls from circumstances that cause all three of their lives to spiral out of control.

Rennie has a doomed affair with her married drama teacher, which results in her bearing the psychic weight of an abortion and a blighted love. Amy's parents think their daughter has thrown over her bad-news friends, and upon learning their daughter has become a drug and alcohol addict (not unlike themselves) they turn their backs on her. Cherry's mother finds solace in cocaine, then heroin, leaving her daughter to target her rage at someone, anyone, over whom she has control.

Flash-forward to the present, where one girl is now a wife and mother-to-be, trying to uphold a life of normalcy for herself and herfamily. One is a writer with a sexual addiction that sucks her into destructive relationships. And one is incarcerated in a mental hospital ? and has been since one fateful night fifteen years ago, when a betrayal led them to commit a crime that profoundly changed their destinies. Fascinated by the struggle between good and evil within the human spirit, Martha O'Connor delves into the dark side of human nature, the intensity of female friendship, and the possibilities of redemption inTHE BITCH POSSE.

Emotionally raw, upsetting, and provocative, this is the introduction of a huge new talent and will leave readers reeling this season. As Edmund White says, "The Bitch Posse is a debut worthy of Joyce Carol Oates."

Doesn't that sound sooo intriguing?? Oh, I know, I know.. You guys just want to read this potential award sex scene don't you? Sigh. I try and try to educate...

Fine. Here you go. Make sure your children are out of the room first.... I'm so not ready to start corrupting minors on this blog.


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