I like Steinke's writing, which is very dark and disturbing, yet poetic. If you like her, this won't disappoint. But definitely not for everyone!
This book is so out there, glamourous!! I love the way Darcy Steinke writes... kind of like she is in a drug induced haze, but so clear and comfortable at the same time. Portrays life of a girl that lost her mother to cancer, dealing with a druggie boyfriend, and a kidnapper loose... great read!!
Jesus Saves is a beautiful work of drug and sex laced prose written in a way that one can easily imagine.
Ginger is a dutiful ministers daughter and church secretary, madly in love with her boyfriend Ted. Her father is a minster who works for the local Lutheran church in their small, southern town, and is being graded harshly by his parishioners. In between her bouts of lovemaking sessions with Ted and trying to help her father, we get a glimpse into Ginger's life. But that's only part of the story.
Sandy Patrick is a young girl kidnapped from camp and held by a disgusting troll/rapist/godonlyknowswhat. Life in captivity is written about from Sandy's point of view, that, although being scary and limited, is also filled with imagination and beauty as well.
I felt this was a wonderful, creative story. Even though I live in a small Midwestern town, I could identify with the characters and could even see similar events like these taking place in my own area. Darcey Steinke is wonderful at capturing human emotion and her characters are well-developed.