Fiction. Native American Studies. Reissue with introduction by Isabel Quintero. Sixteen-year-old Margueritte wants out. Out of her small town, where girls get pregnant young and end up stuck, like her mom. Out of a family where her Native American mother won't leave her white, alcoholic, abusive father. Margueritte hopes if she and her cousin Jake sell enough weed, they can at least escape to Denver one day. That's when Mike comes to town. Like Margueritte, he loves to read, he's funny, and he's Indian. A coming-of-age novel about the female, urban Indian experience, CRAZY HORSE'S GIRLFRIEND is not only a gritty, unexpectedly funny, page-turning novel about a girl who just wants a little bit more—it's an instant classic.
Erika T. Wurth's publications include two novels, CRAZY HORSES'S GIRLFRIEND (Astrophil Press, 2021) and You Who Enter Here, two collections of poetry and a collection of short stories, BUCKSKIN COCAINE (Astrophil Press, 2017). A writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, she teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University and has been a guest writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Buzzfeed, Boulevard, Lithub, The Writer's Chronicle, Bitch, Waxwing and The Kenyon Review. She will be faculty at Breadloaf in 2021, is a Kenyon Review Writers Workshop Scholar, attended the Tin House Summer Workshop, and has been chosen as a narrative artist for the Meow Wolf Denver installation. She is Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee and was raised outside of Denver.Author City: DENVER, CO USA