Glory Goes and Gets Some by Emily Carter

Glory Goes and Gets Some

Emily Carter

Glory is HIV positive, a recovering alcoholic and heroin addict, but she is also bright, witty and observant. These linked stories tell of her many extraordinary friends and of her own exploits in New York and Minneapolis.

Extract

Here was Glory, beloved baby girl of professional parents, going into neighborhoods her great-grandfather had worked all his life to get out of, sniffing around for heroin, the opiate of the people. Marie Antoinette in her little peasant dress, Glory in her leather jacket. I knew all this, and yet I couldn't stop.

Parallels
  • Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  • Letter From New York by Helene Hanff