Girl, World by Alex Poppe


Girl, World is a collection of stories of female survival: the discovery of untapped strength and the metamorphosis into becoming whole. Mixing lyricism, stark realism, emotional depth and vivacious language, Alex Poppe has crafted unforgettable characters navigating through places where the big political story is beautifully captured in the small personal story. Weaving magical realism with local topography, the imagery, empathy, and testimony of these stories celebrate the fragile grandeur of everyday life.

The young women sparking through these pages are surprising, funny and devastating: the essence of being a woman. Spanning three continents and employing a variety of writing styles and registers, this collection of stories demonstrates Poppe’s versatility as a storyteller. Her ear for dialogue and her journalistic eye result in her creating authentic characters that exist long after the last page is turned. This collection echoes the writing of Anthony Doerr and Anthony Marra, while establishing a voice that is uniquely hers.