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Crabapple, Molly, writer of forward.
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First Floor - Fiction
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"Sally Gunnar has withdrawn from the world. She spends her days alone at home, reading drugstore mysteries, polishing the doorknobs, waxing the floors. Her only companions are a vase of godfish, a garden toad, and the door-to-door salesman who sells her cleaning suplies once a month. She broods over her deepest regrets: her blighted romances with self-important men, her lifelong struggle to feel at home in her body, and her wayward early twenties, when she was a fish out of water among a group of eccentric, privileged young people at a liberal arts college. There was Sam, an unabashed collector of other people's stories; Carlotta, a troubled free spirit; and Rennel, a self-obsessed philosophy student. Self-deprecating and sardonic, Sally recounts their misadventures, up to the tragedy that tore them apart. Colorful, crass, and profound, Toad is Katherine Dunn's ode to her time as a student at Reed College, filled with the same keen observations, taboo-shirking verve, and singular characters that made Geek Love a cult classic. Daring and bizarre, Toad is a brilliant precursor to the book that would make Dunn a misfit hero--even fifty-some years after it was written, it's a refreshing take on the lives of young outsiders treading the delicate lines between isolation and freedom, love and insanity, hatred and friendship." -- Jacket flap.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Dunn, K., & Crabapple, M. (2022). Toad (First Edition.). MCD / Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dunn, Katherine, 1945-2016 and Molly, Crabapple. 2022. Toad. MCD / Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dunn, Katherine, 1945-2016 and Molly, Crabapple. Toad MCD / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Dunn, Katherine, and Molly Crabapple. Toad First Edition., MCD / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022.

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