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Alice Fantastic

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ISBN-10: 193335481X

ISBN-13: 9781933354811

Edition: 2009

Authors: Maggie Estep

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"There is about Maggie Estep's work a directness, a clear determinationa drive to cut through, to break through, to claw throughthat is impressive."A.M. Homes, author of The Mistresss Daughter"Maggie Estep is the bastard daughter of Raymond Chandler and Anas Nin. Her prose is hard-boiled and sexy; she turns a good phrase and shows some leg."Jonathan Ames, author of Wake Up, Sir!Alice Hunter is a thirty-six-year-old professional gambler living in Queens, New York. She is modestly successful as a horseplayer and enjoys her work. Though avidly pursued by her lover, Clayton, who she refers to as The Big Oaf, Alice's closest companion is Candy, a small spotted dog, and Alice likes it that way.…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Akashic Books
Publication date: 5/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.30" wide x 8.30" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.814
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…