A True Girl

100 marginal novelettes

by Mari Poisson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/23/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 404
ISBN : 9781449035051
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 404
ISBN : 9781449035068
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 404
ISBN : 9781449035075

About the Book

The true girl is old, but at the same time she is a teenager, too. She has died, but now she is living her second life. She often dwells on the words ”Work as a man, live as a woman”, written on the card, which is stuck on the mirror in her bathroom. She lives alone, but she has some sane people around her, who do their best to make her normal. She is trying hard to be normal herself, but at the same time detests being normal, either. She pretends everything is OK, but she is not so calm and self-confident as she seems to be. She has dedicated her life to falsification. Every day she transforms herself from a housewife into a writer. Oh, I have forgotten to mention she likes Nietzsche’s saying “Become what you are”, which a funny woman Anabelle has engraved on the ordinary wine glasses, though secretly she is fully confident that a basic truth lies in a simple sentence:” To be and to look is one and the same thing”. She has a teacher Lora, who is really very old and at the same time very odd. The true girl believes Lora is the devil but she still wants to be as Lora is. What a shame!

About the Author

Mari Poisson poetess and prose writer, lives in West London with her husband. She is the author of three books. Her first book "Two-way traffic" awarded for the Best Poetic Debut of the 1988. "A True Girl. 100 Marginal Novelettes" translated from Lithuanian by Gražina Nemuniene.