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Girls Against God by Jenny Hval

Girls Against God

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Girls Against God by Jenny Hval
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Oct 06, 2020 | ISBN 9781788738958

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Praise

“This genre-bending novel from a self-described gloomy child queen blends feminism and the occult with a touch of time-travel.”
Boston Globe

“An incendiary genre-bending novel. Throughout, Hval employs a dirge-like repetition of themes (feminist rage prominent among them), which enlivens her witchy visions and sets the stage for a reincarnated Edvard Munch, on the run from the vengeful subject of his painting Puberty. Hval’s fascinating exploration is not for the faint of heart, but those who like it dark will find this right up their alley.”
Publishers Weekly

“Astute.”
Kirkus Reviews

“[Girls Against God] is part fever dream, part manifesto, and part nostalgic reminiscing, with a hefty dose of feminist and queer theory for good measure … Chaotic yet ordered, Hval dives deeply into the process of self-discovery. [Her] language is visceral and haunting, corporal and carnal.”
—Carolyn Ciesla, Booklist

“This genre-bending novel from a self-described gloomy child queen blends feminism and the occult with a touch of time travel.”
—Joshunda Sanders, Boston Globe

“The atmosphere of Girls against God is on its surface bleak and unforgiving and yet beneath that impression there is a second story about the strength and solidarity of despised women.”
—David Renton, Morning Star

“[In] Girls Against God, Hval plunges up to her elbows in the thick, black, chthonic goo of rebellion and angst, through the quintessentially Scandinavian medium of black metal. The black-metal scene has historically been extremely sexist, but Hval reclaims it for the hateful, nihilistic teenage girls of the world with a decades-spanning tale of cinematic terrorism, political witchcraft, and satanic noise.”
AV Club

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