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ISBN-10: 1400048370

ISBN-13: 9781400048373

Edition: 2003

Authors: Maggie Estep

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Having drifted through thirty-three years of life, Ruby Murphy has put down roots in a rootless place: Coney Island. A recovering alcoholic who is fanatical in her love for animals and her misanthropic friends, Ruby lives above a furniture store and works at the musty Coney Island Museum. One day, Ruby is on the subway heading into Manhattan when the train stalls between stations. An elegant blond woman with a scarred face strikes up a conversation, and a misunderstanding between the two women leads to an offer Ruby decides she can’t refuse. The woman needs her boyfriend followed, and she thinks Ruby is the woman to do it—and do it right. Ruby’s life has been flat and painful lately. The…    
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 3/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Maggie Estep was born in Summit, New Jersey on March 20, 1963. She dropped out of high school in her late teens and moved to Manhattan. She worked briefly as a go-go dancer, joined the punk scene and became addicted to heroin. She took up fiction writing at a drug rehabilitation clinic in the mid-1980s. She attended the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado and received a B.A. in literature from the State University of New York. She was a novelist and spoken-word poet who helped popularize slam poetry on MTV, HBO and PBS in the 1990s. She wrote several books during her lifetime including Diary of an Emotional Idiot, Love Dance of the Mechanical Animals, Hex, and…