The Girl Who Outgrew the World - Zoje Stage

The Girl Who Outgrew the World

By Zoje Stage

  • Release Date: 2022-04-27
  • Genre: Contemporary


When precocious Lilly, an eleven-year-old, undergoes an inexplicable and startling growth spurt, her father and doctors decide to take drastic action to curb what they see as a dangerous development. Faced with condescending treatment and cruelty, Lilly escapes and embarks on a journey to discover her true self. Zoje Stage's new novella is a parable for how patriarchy treats the female body (and, by extension, the female mind and soul) and the objectification of girls. "A perfect blend of "The Wizard of Oz" meets Jerzy Kosinski, The Girl Who Outgrew the World reminds us of the parts of childhood too painful to remember, the people around us, who kept us small. But this time the story's rewritten: at last, it's the girl who gets to go on an epic hero's journey. Fabulous in every sense of the word." – Sarah Langan, author of Good Neighbors