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Title:Suicide Blonde
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Publisher:Grove Press
ISBN:0802136648
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Number of Pages:200
Category:Fiction, Erotica, Novels, Contemporary, Sexuality

Suicide Blonde by Darcey Steinke

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The Gospel According to John, Up Through the Water, Sister Golden Hair, Suicide Blonde, Joyful Noise: The New Testament Revisited, Easter Everywhere, Jesus Saves, Milk, Gregory Crewdson: Dream of Life
Mary is a new mother transformed by the birth of her baby Walter a lonely gay Episcopal priest privately struggles with his contradictory desires and John a monk who has left his monastery after fifteen years craves intimacy with a woman With mesmerizing prose Darcey Steinke weaves together the lives of these three characters in ways that explore the intersection of spirituality and sexuality and reveal how even our rawest most confused impulses may contain elements of the divine, When Jesse s family moves to Roanoke Virginia in the summer of she s years old and already mindful of the schism between innocence and femininity the gap between childhood and the adult world Her father a former pastor cycles through spiritual disciplines as quickly as he cycles through jobs Her mother is dissatisfied glumly fetishizing the Kennedys and anyone else that symbolizes status and wealth The residents of the Bent Tree housing development may not hold what Jesse is looking for but they re all she s got Her neighbor speaks of her married lover her classmate playacts being a Bunny at Hugh Hefner s Playboy Club the boy she s interested in fantasizes about moving to Hollywood and befriending David Soul In the midst of it all Jesse finds space to set up her room with her secret treasures busts of Emily Dickinson and Shakespeare a Venus flytrap her Cher s and i The Big Book of Burial Rites i which she reads obsessively But outside awaits all the misleading sexual mores muddled social customs and confused spirituality Girlhood has never been more fraught than in Jesse s telling its expectations threatening to turn at any point into delicious risk or real danger, The daughter of a minister and a former beauty queen Darcey Steinke recalls accompanying her father on sick calls stopping by the scene of accidents and holding her own pretend wedding and funeral services Her father s first church was built from a church kit and most of the parishioners worked at the local carnival As a child religion soaked all her activities In i Easter Everywhere i Steinke tracks her complex and changing ideas about God and how these ideas were impacted by her mother s nervous breakdown and her father s struggle with his parish before Steinke turned her back on religion filling the void with club hopping and romantic obsessions The second half of the memoir details how Steinke after marriage becoming a mother and then getting divorced was able to finally accept her essential ignorance and begin with the help of a remarkable Episcopal nun Sister Leslie the slow process toward a living faith i Easter Everywhere i is a rare literary accomplishment a beautifully crafted riveting personal story with a huge emotional impact, No description available