Rose of No Man's Land

Rose of No Man's Land

A Novel

Book - 2005
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When there s nowhere to go but up, why bother going anyplace at all?
Fourteen-year-old Trisha Driscoll is a hungry machine, taking in her hometown of Mogsfield, Massachusetts a place that has shamelessly surrendered to neon signs, theme restaurants, and cookie-cutter chain stores. Cynical but naive, Trisha observes the disappointing world from the ignored perspective of a teenager: creepy guys, the unfathomable sadness of the elderly, illegal tattoos, and the wild kingdom of mall culture.
After being hired and abruptly fired from the most popular shop at the absurd and kaleidoscopic Square One Mall, Trisha finds herself linked up with a chain-smoking, physically stunted mall rat named Rose, and her life shifts into manic overdrive.
A whirlwind exploration of poverty and dropouts, Rose of No Man s Land is the world according to Trisha a furious love story between two weirdo girls, brimming with snarky observations and soulful wonderings on the dazzle-flash emptiness of contemporary culture."
Publisher: San Francisco : MacAdam/Cage Pub., c2005.
ISBN: 9781596921603
Characteristics: 306 p. ; 21 cm.


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Aug 03, 2013

If you were ever wondering how someone becomes an unemployed, ambition-less drug addict...just read this. A bit of a frustrating read: you desperately want Trisha to break out, to win, to better herself, to aspire to something but unfortunately, she kind of makes more of a mess of herself.

Aug 17, 2012

Great book - good characters, good story, easy read. Recommend for "outsider" teen girls.


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