Crazy Horse's Girlfriend (Paperback)
Crazy Horse's Girlfriend by Erika T. Wurth - Following in the footsteps of Sherman Alexie and Eden Robinson comes Erika T. Wurth's punch to the gut, a story about a drug-dealing, 16-year-old Native American girl named Margaritte. Gritty and tough, we follow Margaritte as her longing for connection and identity take her down a treacherous and all-too-common path. But there is redemption for Margaritte, if she can manage to accept it. ~ Nancy— From Nancy's Book Picks
Margaritte is a sharp-tongued, drug-dealing, sixteen-year-old Native American floundering in a Colorado town crippled by poverty, unemployment, and drug abuse. She hates the burnout, futureless kids surrounding her and dreams that she and her unreliable new boyfriend can move far beyond the bright lights of Denver that float on the horizon before the daily suffocation of teen pregnancy eats her alive.
About the Author
Erika T. Wurth is Apache / Chickasaw / Cherokee and was raised on the outskirts of Denver. She teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University and was a writer-in-residence at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals, including Boulevard, Fiction, Pembroke, Florida Review, Stand, Cimarron Review, The Cape Rock, Southern California Review and Drunken Boat. Her debut collection of poetry, Indian Trains, was published by The University of New Mexico's West End Press.