Billie Girl

Billie Girl

A Novel

Book - 2010
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"Honestly strange and strangely honest. . . . Remarkably compelling and powerful. Weaver's authenticity of characters, situations, and bygone eras emanates from sheer originality of style. This amazing novel is a stellar achievement�gritty, funny, fresh, and bold. It will make your eyes bug out and your pulse race. And how it 'shines', shines with humanity!"�Sena Jeter Naslund, author of  'Ahab's Wife' "Southern Gothic to the core, suffused with a humor as dark as the bottom of aGeorgia well. . . .Weaver has stepped forward for the benefit of anyone who reads American fiction."�Kirby Gann, author of  'Our Napoleon in Rags' "Savagely funny, wildly ambitious. . . . A bawdy, brutal, and beautiful meditation on identity, sex, and mercy. Weaver has a fiercely distinctive vision."�K.L. Cook, author of  'The Girl from Charnelle' "Darkly comic, deeply poignant. . . . Billie Girl is the adventurer through a long, strange trip that is life itself."�Roy Hoffman, authorof  'Chicken Dreaming Corn' Abandoned as in infant because of her incessant crying, Billie Girl is raised by two women who are brothers. Her life, a gender-bending puzzle filled with dark humor, is a series of encounters with strangers who struggle along with what they are given: a bigamist husband, a long-lost daughter named after a car, a lesbian preacher's wife, a platonic second husband who loved her adoptive father. Twin themes of sexuality and euthanasia run throughout. In a journeyfrom hard-dirt Georgia farm toend-of-life nursing home, Billie Girl comes to understand the mercy of killing.
Publisher: Teaticket, Mass. : Leapfrog Press : St. Paul, Minn. : Distributed in the United States by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781935248125
Characteristics: 238 p. ; 23 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at PDL

To Top