A sophisticated coming-of-age memoir tracing a modern Holly Golightly from girl to womanhood and from fantasy to reality.
From the glittering skyscrapers of Manhattan's media elite to the slacker haven of a fashionably low-rent LA bar, Strawberry Saroyan traces her journey not only from girl to womanhood, but from fantasy to reality.
A powerful and profoundly post-modern coming of age story, with a voice reminiscent of Liz Phair one moment and Mary McCarthy the next, 'Girl Walks Into A Bar' explores Saroyan's struggle not only with who she is and who she wants to be, but also who she is in the context of what she's supposed to embody: the iconic media-promulgated "girl", a 21st-century version of Audrey Hepburn standing outside Tiffany's looking at diamonds.
'Girl Walks Into A Bar' takes a handful of the most striking and formative episodes of Saroyan's life and brings them to the page as a filmmaker might, zeroing in on the crucial "scenes": losing her virginity, starting her own riot girly magazine, falling in dysfunctional love.
Yet all the while, she's trailed by that other black-clad girl, the Platonic ideal of so many modern young women's fantasies. Will they ever meet? That question lies at the heart of Saroyan's genre-bending memoir. 'Girl Walks Into A Bar' promises to be one of the most memorable debuts of the year.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 08 / 2003
- 135 x 216mm