Billie Morgan "The absolute worst thing about this whole situation, the most horrific, repulsive thing, was that I knew I could deal with it. I was that… Billie Morgan "The absolute worst thing about this whole situation, the most horrific, repulsive thing, was that I knew I could deal with it. I was that… 2005-09-15 Fiction Serpent's Tail
Book Review

Billie Morgan (2005)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 15, 2005; Writer: Joolz Denby; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Serpent's Tail

''The absolute worst thing about this whole situation, the most horrific, repulsive thing, was that I knew I could deal with it. I was that person.'' There isn't much fortysomething British ex-biker chick/artist Billie Morgan doesn't confront in this 280-page murder confession by Joolz Denby: a mother who punishes her for resembling the husband who abandoned them; men who want to seduce, abuse, and, most painfully, love her; a severed head (not from her own murder victim). Written in strong, steady prose, Billie is a movie-ready meditation — albeit an NC-17 one — on the weight of secrets, the extreme, out-of-left-field kind that give your jaw carpet burn when revealed.

Originally posted Dec 02, 2005 Published in issue #853 Dec 09, 2005 Order article reprints
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