Rory Hendrix is the least likely of Girl Scouts. She hasn't got a troop or even a badge to call her own. But she's checked the Handbook out from the elementary school library so many times that her name fills all the lines on the card, and she pores over its surreal advice (Uniforms, disposing of outgrown; The Right Use of Your Body; Finding Your Way When Lost) for tips to get off the Calle: that is, the Calle de las Flores, the Reno trailer park where she lives with her mother, the sweet-faced, hard-luck bartender at the Truck Stop. "This first novel is not like anything you or I have ever read. Something between a shocking expose, a defiant treatise, a prose poem, and an exuberant Girl Scout manual, it is always formally inventive and bursting with energy... Tupelo Hassman loves life in spite of everything, and you can't help loving this novel and her" - Jaimy Gordon, author of the National Book Award winner Lord of Misrule.
Tupelo Hassman graduated from Columbia's MFA program. Her writing has been published in the Portland Review Literary Journal, Paper Street Press, Tantalum, We Still Like, and Zyzzyva. She lives in Oakland.
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