- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (May 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312333927
- ISBN-13: 978-0312333928
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 77 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,002,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"You Have Now Entered a Chick-Lit-Free Zone," O'Connor's dark, scabrous debut warns. Given the sassy title and the familiar subject matter of female friendship, readers should be forgiven if they expect Bridget Jones—but O'Conner's heroines resemble that lovable Brit like leopards resemble kittens. The story focuses on three friends, Cherry, Amy and Rennie, as high school seniors and as women in their mid-30s. Compelled by miserable home lives to form the Bitch Posse as teenagers, the three girls ricochet dangerously through their last year of high school, sharing a passionate, almost sinister bond until a terrible secret rips them apart. Still damaged—and separated—by the unspeakable event, the three live equally wretched lives as adults, Cherry in a mental institution, Rennie as a promiscuous failed writer and Amy in a loveless marriage. After pages of vodka, cocaine, "fucking" and "cutting" (in both past and present narratives), the friends' terrible secret finally comes to light, though it reveals logistical and thematic gaps in the narrative. "[H]er past is like a sore that won't ever heal, memories are spurting at her like blood and she can't close the wound" characterizes the level of emotional complexity attained in this heavy-handed novel, but the story fascinates even as it repels. Agent, Mary Evans. (May)
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---Lee Child, author of The Enemy
"Compulsively readable…delicious and slightly macabre details of the mid-1980's alterna-teen culture."
-The Washington Post Book World
"There's nothing pink and frilly about this tale…It's scathing, dark and impossible to put down."
-The Newark Star-Ledger
"A sizzling page-turner."
"The Bitch Posse is a riveting and emotionally charged read. No fluff here."
“Mysterious, violent…good girls by day and serious risk takers at night.”
--Los Angeles Times
"Eye-opening, gut-wrenching…one of the best first novels I've read this year, one that I'd literally love to put in every discerning reader's hands."
- Sarah Weinman, Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind, Pick of the Week
"Intense, disturbing, and deeply intriguing…Fast-paced yet hauntingly reflective, this is one tough and tender read."
--Robert Gray, author of Fresh Eyes: A Bookseller's Journal
"Quite unabashedly satisfying...prompting even this most jaded reviewer to stay up until the wee hours of the night just to find out what happened next...a thrilling ride."
"Not for the faint of heart, this debut novel will keep readers glued to the very last page."
"The story fascinates even as it repels."
"As good a debut as it's cracked up to be...edgy, smart and sexy, like its heroines."
-The Tatler (UK)
"Reminiscent of cult movie 'Heathers', it revels in the seedy underbelly of American life."
"O'Connor nails the intense, us-against-the-world, overcooked emotion that defines the friendship of teen girls and the druggy delirium of first, sexual love."
--The Cleveland Plain-Dealer
“Dark, compelling and not for the faint-hearted.'
"An angsty, serious novel of lost dreams and sexual damage."
-MARIE CLAIRE (UK)
"A little substance never hurt anyone, and The Bitch Posse offers plenty."
--Winnipeg Free Press
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First off-The dialogue was well-written.Read more