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Five Little Bitches chronicles the rise and fall of the all-woman band, Wet Leather. Each of the women is plagued by her own unique demons, but their devotion to music and the punk lifestyle keeps them pushing on. As the band progresses, they tour Canadian, American and European towns and cities—and all the alleys, gutters, back stages, vans, hotel rooms, highways and airways in between.
Part punk rock travelogue, Five Little Bitches is full-throttle grit-lit. The novel is a testimony to a generation of grrrls in revolt.
Praise for Five Little Bitches:
“One glance at this book and you know: It ain’t Anne Tyler. … Five Little Bitches is funny, outrageous, and startlingly authentic … and she delivers what any reader wants—a novel that is vibrantly alive, never dull.” (Prairie Fire)
“a raw, punk energy courses through its veins” (Georgia Straight)
“… it captures the essence of a sub-culture. … The design of the text is as bold as its uncensored language. Every page is coloured with the chaos of punk rock shows, volatile relationships, pain, joy and humour—and illustrated with gritty black lines, graffiti art, band posters, set lists and photos. … These are flawed, real women who are unapologetic. But as much as the characters of Five Little Bitches appear hell-bent on being abrasive, this thoroughly modern feminist novel ultimately succeeds because it portrays human vulnerability.” (BC BookWorld)
- Anvil Press, May 2012
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