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Bitch Goddess Notebook by Martha O'connor
  

Bitch Goddess Notebook

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If conventional chick-lit with all of its happily-ever-afters and sugar coated plots isn't your bag then take a look at the Bitch Goddess Notebook. A very dark debut based around the friendship of three girls at high school. Fantastically written, the book is structured around the alternating story of each character, gradually unravelling the secret which is still haunting all of them in later life. I found it enthralling.

If you like Martha O'connor you might also like to read books by Mary Janice Davidson, Scarlett Thomas and Chrissie Glazebrook.

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Synopsis

Bitch Goddess Notebook by Martha O'connor

In a small-town high school in 1988, three misfit girls join forces to form the Bitch Goddesses, a take-no-prisoners gang of fierce teenage rebellion. Rennie, the stunningly attractive straight-A student, finds herself way out of her depth when she embarks on an affair with her married teacher. Cherry builds a shrine to Princess Diana in her bedroom while nursing her hippy mother through her coke-fuelled rages. Amy tears up her cheerleader's uniform while her drunken parents concentrate on presenting a façade of perfect family life to the outside world. The three girls swear to stick together, whatever life throws at them, until one night when something so horrific happens it shatters their friendship for ever.

Fifteen years on, Rennie is a writer living in New York, struggling to keep her life on track and hiding an erotic obsession. In her Lake Superior show-home, a heavily pregnant Amy is certain that her husband is cheating on her and that she is jinxed by her past. Cherry, a model patient in an institution, suffers horrific nightmares of four red letters carved on human skin. The Bitch Goddesses may have grown up, but one way or another they must come to terms with a shared past...

Reviews

This debut is provocative, suspenseful and involving. Anti-chicklit at its finest. WATERSTONE'S BOOKS QUARTERLY, April 2006


About the Author

Martha O'connor

Martha O’Connor is an internationally acclaimed poet. Before turning to writing full-time, she was by turns a shop assistant, waitress, latte-maker, eighth-grade teacher. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, the novelist Philip F. O’Connor, and their children.

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Book Info

Publication date

19th April 2006

Author

Martha O'connor

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Author's Website

www.marthaoconnor.com/

Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Literary Fiction
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780752877419

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