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Green Girl  by Kate Zambreno

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Green Girl works much better as a character study than a story. If you’re looking for plot, go elsewhere, but if you’d like to get inside the head of a young, insecure American woman working as a shop girl in London, then this book is a special venue for that. I enjoyed it because I fall into the demographic that can relate to its protagonist, Ruth— relate to the confusion of the male gaze at her age. Yet, due to its thin narrative, others may not fall so in love. The writing is artful, but also makes deliberate use of…

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