Colony Girl

A Novel

Thomas Rayfiel

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In Arhat, Iowa, there are cornfields and there's the Colony. Smart and precocious fifteen-year-old Eve is feeling stymied by both. So she gets her first job as a highway work crew flagman, falls in love with a local teen Adonis and his widowed father, and plots to intervene in her best friend's arranged marriage. Bold but ambivalent, Eve finds herself trying to save the colony at the same time as she struggles to break free of its ominous control.

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Praise for Colony Girl

"[A] winning, original and supremely intelligent novel." --Richard Eder, The New York Times

"Colony Girl is a teetering, scary, vibrant, and funny book, alternately spare as a cornfield and rich with gently surreal invention." --Jonathan Lethem, author of Girl In Landscape and Motherless Brooklyn

"His protagonist and narrator, Eve, is utterly original, indeed sui generis...Eve shows us just what a writer with a truthful imagination can achieve; she is the triumph a the heart of this marvelous new novel." --Los Angeles Times Book Review

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Thomas Rayfiel

Thomas Rayfiel is the author of Split Levels. His neo-Edwardian novel Lutwidge Finch is appearing serially in zingmagazine. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Claire, a potter, and their two children.

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Colony Girl
A Novel
Thomas Rayfiel

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
November 2000
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312267193
ISBN10: 0312267193
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$21.00
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