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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
Authors: Drake, Monica
Title: Clown Girl
a novel
[downloadable ebook]
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 online resource (297 p.)
Statement of Responsibility: Monica Drake ; introduction by Chuck Palahniuk
Contents: Dedication; Introduction; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 19; 20; 21; 22; 23
Summary: 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
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Branch Call Number: OverDrive downloadable ebook
Subject Headings: Fiction Literature Women performance artists Fiction Clowns Fiction
Genre/Form: Downloadable ebook
Black humor (Literature)
Electronic books
Topical Term: Fiction
Literature
Women performance artists
Clowns
Additional Physical Form Entry: Print version: Drake, Monica. Clown Girl. 1st ed. Portland, Or. : Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts, 2007 0976631156 (DLC) 2006020248 (OCoLC)70230602
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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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