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Clown Girl

A Novel

Drake, Monica

(eBook - 2007)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: OverDrive downloadable ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (297 p.)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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May 03, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"Gacy. 'That guy ruined the gig for a lot of clowns.'"
Things are tough in Baloneytown, especially for a serious clown who can tie balloon animals into Biblical figures and scenes. Monica Drake, who emerged from Tom Spandauer's "dangerous writing" club, along with Chuck Palahniuk, has a very peculiar and dark sense of humor, reminiscent of both Palahniuk and Kathleen "Geek Love" Dunn. It also taught me the meaning of the word "coulrophilia," which is attraction to clowns. Also check out "Shakes the Clown."

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