Boy Meets Girl
Winner of the AWP Award for the Novel
Portraying American political life through the prism of romantic realism, Boy Meets Girl is an ambitious and beautiful trawl through liberal, middle-class America that captures the deep emotional rifts between the haves and the have-nots.
―Elaine Chiew, Foreword Reviews
“With Bill Clinton’s ‘92 campaign and Occupy Wall Street as background, Boy Meets Girl is both a complex analysis of the haves and have-nots in America and a wry, moving portrait of a friendship between two unsure young people flirting with the edge of romance. Boy Meets Girl is so smart and heartfelt, so heartbreakingly sad and funny, I wanted it to go on and on. Another triumph by Christie Hodgen, more proof that she’s one of our wisest writers.” ― Stewart O’Nan, author of Ocean State
Christie Hodgen is the author of three books of fiction: Elegies for the Brokenhearted, A Jeweler’s Eye for Flaw, and Hello, I Must Be Going. She is professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the editor of New Letters magazine.