Juliet Escoria

Juliet the Maniac

Debut coming-of-age novel from the “indelible, shrewd and frank and real” (Emily Gould) writer Dazed describes as “a combination of Denis Johnson and Joan Didion.”

It’s 1997, and 14-year-old Juliet has it pretty good. But over the course of the next two years, she rapidly begins to unravel, finding herself in a downward trajectory of mental illness and self-destruction. An explosive portrayal of teenage life from the perspective of The Bad Friend, Juliet the Maniac is a bold, stylish breakout book from an author already crackling on the indie scene.

Juliet Escoria

Juliet Escoria is the author of the novel Juliet the Maniac, forthcoming from Melville House in May 2019. She also wrote the poetry collection Witch Hunt (Lazy Fascist Press 2016) and the story collection Black Cloud (CCM/Emily Books 2014), which were both listed in various best of the year roundups. Her writing can be found in places like Lenny, Catapult, VICE, The Fader, Dazed, and Hobart, and has been translated into many languages. She was born in Australia, raised in San Diego, and currently lives in West Virginia with her husband, the writer Scott McClanahan. Visit her website to learn more.

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