Anything Boys Can Do

Anything Boys Can Do

Book - 2006
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Angie Abdou_s short story debut is a sassy collection about likeable women running wild. In an irreverent vivisection of cultural myths of gender such as "women are born nurturers" or "men are inherently more aggressive", Abdou reveals the silent contracts that lie at the underbelly of polished marriages, platonic friendships, barroom flirtations and not-so-meaningless sex.
Abdou_s characters have an easy honesty, a dirty-kneed grace that reminds us of girls who climbed trees and pulled the wings off butterflies. Now grown up, they offer biting and insouciant revelations into sexual stereotypes, fear of intimacy, and anger management. Abdou's stories brim with the emotional, moral and social conundrum of living GAP commercial feminism on a thrift store budget, and provide a deliciously self-effacing joyride through the girl slums of Boystown.
Publisher: Saskatoon, Sask. : Thistledown Press, 2006.
ISBN: 9781897235126
Branch Call Number: FICTION ABD
Characteristics: 182 p. : port. ; 22 cm.


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Jan 09, 2013

I find it hard to get into short stories and the characters were not very relatable.

Mar 25, 2011

Series of short stories
Did not finish

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