Girl Town is a collection of short stories by Carolyn Nowak. These stories all revolve around young women growing up. Men are of little importance to them and are often viewed as threats. The main story is a young woman who was hurt in a car accident and left her boyfriend. During this time, the young woman buys a robot man to become her companion. Other stories include two households that feud with each other, two friends who go to a unique market, a podcast about a movie the characters have never seen, and two friends who house-sit for a family on a lake.
This anthology also follows the growing line of comedians in the LGBTQ sphere—an increasing importance in the comic field. Like other short story collections, some stories I enjoyed and others I did not. My personal preference was “Diana’s Electric Tongue,” while my least favorite was “The Big Burning House” which did not satisfy my curiosity. Overall, Girl Town will appeal to readers looking for interesting trips into a fantasy world.
|Page Count||160 pages|
|Publisher||Top Shelf Productions|
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