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Jaimee Wriston Colbert

Jaimee Wriston Colbert


Shark Girls          

In her new novel, Colbert (Dream Lives of Butterflies, Climbing the God Tree) explores the intersections of loss and desire in a world ruled by accidents of fate. Set in Hawaii and Maine, Shark Girls is narrated by two women unwittingly linked by a shark bite disaster: Scat, a recovering alcoholic and disaster photographer and Gracie, a victim of a disfiguring accident. Interspersed with shark lore, Shark Girls has been praised by Bobbie Ann Mason as a novel of “lively detail, bold characterization, and a compelling plot,” and by Madison Smartt Bell as “a mesmerizing novel, vibrant with eroticism, myth, and mystery.”

Event date: 
Friday, February 5, 2010 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
60640 Chicago
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