Be Good by Stacey May Fowles
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Be Good interweaves competing accounts of the same series of events: love affairs, failed relationships, obsessions, and moving from familiarity. Each of the characters has a distinct persona, which is shattered by the end of the book. Morgan, the bad girl, finally comes to terms with herself in a B & D relationship with a much older man. Hannah, the good girl, is revealed to have a secret obsession with Morgan, which ultimately expresses itself sexually. Estella, the spoiled rich girl, who self mutilates in order to find some connection with her increasingly empty life. Jacob, Morgan's artist boyfriend cannot move away from the drama and excitement that Morgan brought to his life, even after their relationship has ended. Finn, the man that Morgan hopes will bring her to a "normal life" and who turns out to have sexual secrets of his own.
The experiences of these twenty something characters are often their first taste of departure from the familiar, from home, revealing their ongoing alienation and isolation where the only reliable narrator is the future.
About the Author
Stacey May Fowles' written work has been published in various digital and literary publications, including Fireweed, The Absinthe Literary Review, Kiss Machine, subTERRAIN, Lickety Split and Hive Magazine. Her non-fiction piece “Friction Burn” appeared in the widely acclaimed anthology Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity (ed. Matt Bernstein Sycamore, Seal Press.) She has work forthcoming in the anthology Transits: Stories from In-between (Invisible Publishing) and Cahoots magazine. She is a recent recipient of the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts grants for works in progress.
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- Paperback: 183 pages
- Publisher: Tightrope Books (October 10, 2007)
- ISBN-10: 0978335104
- ISBN-13: 978-0978335106
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