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Mary Gaitskill Message Board 1/1/2012
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Author Gaitskill's Book Reviews

Two Girls, Fat and Thin
Two very different women, both in shape and attitude, connect over the philosophical movement founded by the late Anna Granite. A very overweight woman, Dorothy, who works nights and sleeps days, becomes friends with a thin woman, Justine, who interviews Dorothy about her time working in a famous, now defunct, cult. Gaitskill does something very interesting in the sense that she writes Dorothy in the first person, but Justine in the third person. Do...
Veronica: A Novel
"Veronica" is primarily told in flashbacks. Alison, the main character and narrator of the story, runs away from home as a teenager. She meets a man who tells her she could become a model. She does so, and is whisked away to Paris, where she becomes the lover of her agent. But she falls out of favor and returns home, almost broke, because the agent kept most of her earnings. Her family takes her in for awhile. She wonders what is happening with her siste...