Marcy Dermansky, author of TWINS, makes an Upper West Side appearance at Morningside Books. FREE.
The Breakfast Club meets Heathers in the anti-chicklit novel: a fabulously black comedy about identical twins struggling to eighteen in wealthy American suburbia. Chloe and Sue, blonde and beautiful, have one problem: each other. However, when their parents abandon them their future becomes uncertain: how badly wrong can perfect girls go? For everyone who loved Clueless or The O.C. and wonders why no book comes close, this is their novel. Funny, addictive, disturbing and redemptive, TWINS is a deliciously twisted story of teenage dreams.
Says Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight, "Twins is spectacular, weird, extraordinarily real, and funny in ways they don?t have names for."
Marcy Dermansky always knew she wanted to be a writer. She began making up stories in elementary school, writing about a sensitive standard poodle and a rebellious goldfish who wanted out of his school. After graduating from Haverford College, she headed to San Francisco, only to discover that numerous young women with degrees in English and dreams of writing fiction had the exact same idea. For five years, she moved up from unsatisfying temp jobs to unsatisfying full-time administrative work, before packing up and moving to the amazement of many (including a stunned UPS man) to Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She received her MA in fiction, studying with Frederick Barthelme and Mary Robison at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Marcy is a MacDowell Fellow and the winner of the 2002 Smallmouth Press Andre Dubus Novella Award, and the 1999 Story Magazine Carson McCullers short story prize. Her stories have been published in numerous literary journals, including McSweeneys, The Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Indiana Review, and included in the anthology Love Stories: A Literary Companion to Tennis. She is a film critic for About.com and belongs to the New York Online Film Critics Society. She lives in Astoria, New York. She is not an identical twin.
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Added by LACerand on October 2, 2005