Maggie Terry : a novel / Sarah Schulman.

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      First Feminist Press edition.
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      Summary: "Post-rehab, Maggie Terry is single-mindedly trying to keep her head down in New York City. There's a madman in the White House, the subways are constantly delayed, summer is relentless, and neighborhoods all seem to blend together. Against this absurd backdrop, Maggie wants nothing more than to slowly re-build her life in hopes of being reunited with her daughter. But her first day on the job as a private investigator lands her in the middle of a sensational new case: actress strangled. If Maggie is going to solve this mystery, she'll have to shake the ghosts--dead NYPD partner, vindictive ex, steadfast drug habit--that have long ruled her life"
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      SCHULMAN, S. Maggie Terry : a novel. [s. l.]: Feminist Press, 2018. ISBN 9781936932399. Disponível em: Acesso em: 21 jan. 2020.
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      Schulman S. Maggie Terry : A Novel. Feminist Press; 2018. Accessed January 21, 2020.
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      Schulman, S. (2018). Maggie Terry : a novel. Feminist Press. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Schulman, Sarah. 2018. Maggie Terry : A Novel. Feminist Press.
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      Schulman, S. (2018) Maggie Terry : a novel. Feminist Press. Available at: (Accessed: 21 January 2020).
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      Schulman, S 2018, Maggie Terry : a novel, Feminist Press, viewed 21 January 2020, .
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      Schulman, Sarah. Maggie Terry : A Novel. Feminist Press, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Schulman, Sarah. Maggie Terry : A Novel. Feminist Press, 2018.
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      Schulman S. Maggie Terry : a novel [Internet]. Feminist Press; 2018 [cited 2020 Jan 21]. Available from:


PW Reviews 2018 July #3

Although it features a murder mystery, Schulman's successful novel (after The Cosmopolitans) is less a whodunit and more an exploration of drug and alcohol addiction. Ex-NYPD detective Maggie Terry is just out of rehab after 15 years of alcohol and cocaine addiction. Her addiction cost her a career and her relationship with her partner, Frances, and daughter, Alina—and now Maggie is unmoored, adrift, and desperate to establish sobriety and stability in her life. And she bears tremendous guilt over the death of her detective partner—her addiction having played a role in his death. She now has a second chance as an in-house private detective for a small law firm. To avoid a Broadway show-business scandal, a well-known actress hires the firm to investigate the murder of an actress in the show. Little detective work is actually done, however, as Maggie lurches from Narcotics Anonymous meetings to stalking her former lover, wracked with self-doubt and craving a drink or a line of coke. Readers shouldn't go in expecting a fast-paced mystery, but Schulman delivers a vivid depiction of Maggie's addiction, punctuated by the gritty New York City setting. (Sept.)

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