An Unfortunate Woman is an extraordinary and curious book: It is fiction written as autobiography or simulated oral history; a “woman’s story”—intensely individual and personal—that is written by a man. –Rob Swigart, San Francisco Chronicle
Barry gives an overview of the book:
Barry Gifford’s novels have been translated into twenty-eight languages. His book Night People was awarded the Premio Brancati in Italy, and he has been the recipient of awards from PEN, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Library Association, the...