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Jobs for Girls with Artistic Flair

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Jobs for Girls with Artistic Flair by June Gervais
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Jun 20, 2023 | ISBN 9780593298817

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Praise for Jobs for Girls with Artistic Flair:

“Gervais portrays an unapologetic young woman who shirks away all the social norms of her time and lives according to her own set of rules. Jobs for Girls with Artistic Flair is a revealing portrait of finding your way professionally and personally into adulthood.”

“From the start, the novel is immersive and wholly alive. Gervais painstakingly renders the fine-grained particularities of the 1980s body-art scene and locates its deeper emotional core. . . Gina is a touchingly complex, flawed character; her journey from childhood misfit to adult is gratifying to behold. . . Gervais’ characters are original and a pleasure to read; their narrative energy will easily carry readers through to the final page. An enjoyable romp brought to life by its lovable, off-kilter protagonist.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Charming. . . . The complex characters. . . will keep readers turning the pages.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Gervais’ debut is a thoughtful and tender coming-of-age story.”

“I adored this novel. It’s a story about being an awkward, misfit girl with big dreams in a man’s world. It made me laugh out loud, and it made me really, really want a tattoo.”
—Clare Pooley, New York Times bestselling author of The Authenticity Project

“As if a queer, feminist, 80s coming-of-age novel weren’t enough, Jobs for Girls With Artistic Flair also introduces us to a host of interesting characters in all the shades of gray, a gathering storm of family drama, and a burgeoning tattoo scene I knew nothing about and was delighted to be (pun intended) drawn into.”
—Laurie Frankel, New York Times bestselling author of This Is How It Always Is

Jobs for Girls with Artistic Flair is an absolute delight–fascinating, funny, touching and hugely compelling. I loved the richly-drawn characters and was completely absorbed by the setting. A fantastically accomplished debut by an author to watch.”
Rosie Walsh, New York Times bestselling author of Ghosted

“A colorful coming-of-age story brimming with gorgeous prose and vibrant misfits, and a fascinating glimpse into the world of tattooing in the 1980s. This novel is for anyone who’s ever searched for their place in the world or fought for their dreams—in other words, everyone.”
Margarita Montimore, USA Today bestselling author of Oona Out of Order

“June Gervais has delivered an uncommonly assured debut, equal parts subculture and style. Smart, confident, witty, and tender, Jobs for Girls with Artistic Flair is a love song to those dreams that resist obstacles and the young women who dare to dream them.”
—Ivy Pochoda, bestselling author of These Women

“Bizarre and charming, June Gervais’ debut is beautifully crafted, a coming-of-age story that celebrates the messiness of finding yourself, the pleasure of marching offbeat, the beauty of unknown paths. Gina Mulley is a winning narrator who I both wanted to hug and be tattooed by.”
—Jean Kyoung Frazier, author of Pizza Girl

“Gervais’ debut is an utterly original, wonderfully charming story that dives deep into the fringe world of 80s Long Island. I couldn’t stop reading!”
Jessica Anya Blau, author of Mary Jane

“Gina Mulley is irresistible: clever, stubborn, loving, slightly out of control. I couldn’t stop reading because I had to find out what happened, but I didn’t want this smart, engaging novel to end.”
—Alice Mattison, author of Conscience

“This coming-of-age debut is for all the readers who once felt a little quirky, who longed to find their place in the world and the courage to go after it. In Gina, a soulful, aspiring tattoo artist, June Gervais has given readers a love letter to the 80s, to growing up blue collar by the sea, to self-discovery and becoming an adult, and to falling in love for the first time. Beautiful, vulnerable, and moving. Not to be missed.”
Donna Freitas, author of The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano

Jobs for Girls with Artistic Flair winds through the fascinating subculture of the tattooers and the tattooed. A feisty novel about getting through—and then getting on.”
—Sven Birkerts, author of Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age

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