[Fiction - Literature - Punk]
Teenaged Marlie doesn't always know what she's looking for, but she knows it can't be found in her dreary suburban high school. As Marlie struggles with nasty classmates, sexual confusion, and the trials of starting her own band, she pours her thoughts and frustrations into her ever-present diary. As high school progresses, Marlie's rock star dreams and curious crushes lead her into an underground world of punk rock, riot grrrls, and a dangerous relationship with an older indie rocker. Set in the suburbs of Toronto, Grrrl is a tender and beautiful novel about the pains of growing up. Jennifer Whiteford teaches, cooks, writes, and goes to rock shows in Ottawa, Canada. She runs an afterschool program for children and is the former lead singer/guitarist for the allgirl punk band, Sophomore Level Psychology. For the past several years, she’s created the popular ‘zine Matilda. Grrrl is her first novel.
Gorsky Press (2006) 252 p. 13 x 18 cm - In English