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Some Girls Do

By Teresa McWhirter

In prose that’s as sharp as broken glass and shot through with poetry, Teresa McWhirter unlocks the extraordinary subculture of urban adults in their twenties and early thirties. Most startling of all are the portraits of young women —tough, independent party girls who are strong enough to say “no” to love and smart enough to know why.

“McWhirter unearths a community of adult-kids seldom chronicled … Realistic dialogue — heavily peppered with slang, swearing and esoteric pop-culture references — contributes to the novel’s overall believability. The humour and wordplay alone mark McWhirter as a writer to watch.”
—Quill and Quire

“Before approaching this book you have to decide if you are interested in reading about people who are pimples on the ass of society. … Twenty-something alcoholics and druggies do not or cannot read, and people who can afford books do not want to read about them.”
—W.P. Kinsella, author of Shoeless Joe

Some Girls Do is a sharp, poetic glimpse into the yearning but hopelessly unfocused lives of a group of marginal urbanites…surprisingly, McWhirter makes them touching rather than alienating.”
—Elle Canada

ISBN 978-1-927380-50-5
5.5 x 8 | 168 pp
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