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Kirsten Krauth’s ‘just_a_girl’

Kirsten Krauth’s debut novel is by turns frustrating and exhilarating. On one hand, the plot is fraught with clichés connected to the too-familiar ‘rite of passage’ plotline. On the other, it’s an ambitious exploration of the strange ways that people have of expressing love. Either way, Krauth’s prose is distinctive...

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