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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:59
  • eBook ISBN:9781618420985

WillieWorld

by Maggie Dubris

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Overview
When Maggie Dubris’s epic prose-poem WillieWorld was published by Richard Hell’s Cuz Editions in 1998, it was an immediate underground sensation. Drawn from the author's experience as a 911 paramedic in New York City in the mid-eighties and early nineties, WillieWorld was described as "a stunning debut .. . with sentences that, at any turn, could tear your heart open," (Ammiel Alcalay) . . . "scary and dreamy; heartbreaking, funny, and gorgeous.” (Richard Hell)
Description
When Maggie Dubris’s epic prose-poem WillieWorld was published by Richard Hell’s Cuz Editions in 1998, it was an immediate underground sensation. Drawn from the author's experience as a 911 paramedic in New York City in the mid-eighties and early nineties, WillieWorld was described as "a stunning debut .. . with sentences that, at any turn, could tear your heart open," (Ammiel Alcalay) . . . "scary and dreamy; heartbreaking, funny, and gorgeous.” (Richard Hell) The book takes you into the underworld that was New York city during those extreme years, as experienced by a female night shift paramedic. It is a landscape filled with beauty and violence, sudden humor, and unforgettable characters who lived and died in the shadows of the greatest city on earth.
About the author
Maggie Dubris is the author of In The Dust Zone (Centre-Ville Books, 2010), Skels (Soft Skull, 2004), Weep Not, My Wanton (Black Sparrow Press, 2002) and WillieWorld (Cuz Editions, 1998). Her work has been reviewed favorably in the New York Times Book Review, New York Post, LA Weekly, and numerous magazines. She writes poetry, novels, and short stories, and for many years was a principal songwriter and guitarist for the New York based band, Homer Erotic. She also worked for over twenty years as a full-time 911 paramedic in New York City. She lives and writes in New York City's East Village, and is presently employed as a professional hypnotist. For more information, go to her website, http://maggiedubris.com/
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