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About the author:
Lewis Warsh was born in 1944 in the Bronx, New York. He is co-founder, with Anne Waldman, of Angel Hair Magazine and Books, and co-editor, with Bernadette Mayer, of United Artists Magazine and Books. He is the author of over twenty-five books of poetry, fiction and autobiography, most recently INSEPARABLE: POEMS 1995-2005 (Granary Books, 2008) and A PLACE IN THE SUN (Spuyten Duyvil, 2010). He is director of the MFA program in creative writing at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York.

Ted's Favorite Skirt

Authored by Lewis Warsh

Fiction. Billie is a Senior at East Winston High when she tutors Ted, the star of the basketball team. But Ted has a drinking problem. He also has a minor fetish, a request that leads Billie on avicarious search for herself through the characters in the books she loves to "plow through."But Billie's new sexual awareness takes her far beyond Ted, into the lives of East Winston'stroubled, suburban angst, where, for one early 1980's school season, she learns the differencebetween a storied life and reality. "The heroine is a hoops-shooting, Madame Bovary-reading American kid trying to figure it all out. As we follow Billie in and out of love, limning with her the edges of despair and hope, Warsh leadsus deep into the 'hum of human machinery,' a territory where all but essentials are weeded out.Part bildungsroman, part commentary on American life in the 80s, TED'S FAVORITE SKIRT is atrenchant, lovely wonder"--Laird Hunt. Other Lewis Warsh titles available from SPD include INSEPARABLE: POEMS 1995-2005, THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD, TOUCH OF THE WHIP, and MONEY UNDER THE TABLE. He is at present on the faculty of Long Island University in Brooklyn.

Publication Date:
1881471780 / 9781881471783
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Coming of Age

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