Penny, n.

Penny, n. By Madeline McDonnell, Penny, n A definition 1 A one cent coin equal to one hundredth of a dollar 2 A blue skirted, soon to be thirty year old, champagne swilling, high rise dwelling lounge singer 3 A hopeful and lonely woman in love 4 The object of a depressive and manic lexicographer s angst and affection 5 A trivial amount 6 A slave or servant 7 An Itty Bitty Kitty Keeper, a YuPenny, n A definition 1 A one cent coin equal to one hundredth of a dollar 2 A blue skirted, soon to be thirty year old, champagne swilling, high rise dwelling lounge singer 3 A hopeful and lonely woman in love 4 The object of a depressive and manic lexicographer s angst and affection 5 A trivial amount 6 A slave or servant 7 An Itty Bitty Kitty Keeper, a Yuppy puppy, a Munchkin or Muffin 8 Bridey s maid of honor 9 A mother s pretty wonder 10 A love sick story of worth and worry Madeline McDonnell is the author of There Is Something Inside, It Wants To Get Out Rescue Press, 2010 , a collection of three stories Other stories have recently appeared in Harvard Review, Kenyon Review Online, and CutBank A former lexicographer for the Oxford English Dictionary and a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, she teaches creative writing in New York City and Iowa City.. Penny n Penny n A definition A one cent coin equal to one hundredth of a dollar A blue skirted soon to be thirty year old champagne swilling high rise dwelling lounge singer A hopeful and lonely wom

  • Title: Penny, n.
  • Author: Madeline McDonnell
  • ISBN: 9780988587304
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. McDonnell, a former lexicographer herself, expertly explores the English language and her preciseness creates great imagery Her descriptive metaphors are inventive his Jacuzzi eyes and clamshell fingernails p 95 and she describes color so well, so funny, so dark A book cover is the color of construction sites and Tang p 64 , and a bridesmaid s dress is the color of a coffin s lining p 76 Moreover, McDonnell shows skill in character building with Penny, an insecure woman who is quite literally tr [...]

    2. Madeline McDonnell is an extraordinary writer Her balancing act, so to speak, in her second book, is remarkable Her sharp humor is balanced with her compassion for her characters Her innovative language and structural playfulness is balanced with concrete detail and a subtle sense of guiding through masterfully manipulated point of view technique It is exciting to see a writer take risks that are so ultimately successful Can t wait to see what she thinks of next.

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