In an attempt to find a place to call home, a heart to call their own, lost girls have traveled far and wide in search of the ever-elusive, "happy ending" to an often tormented tale. These emotional vignettes cast a light into the search that spans years and ever-changing cities.
Where do lost girls belong when they meander through life as outcasts not quite fitting in? This is a journey of self-discovery, a road map of heartbreak, and the struggle to hold a tiny grain of light when darkness is all that surrounds you.
Author Azzurra Nox's captivating, dark and unique storytelling and extremely flawless writing have always mesmerised me. Her work is always meticulous, savvy and breathtaking. Trust me when I say this because I have read her Doll Parts, Cut Here, My American Nightmare and Bleed Like Me. Her book that I read itself was enough for me to jump onto the next ones, so naturally when Azzurra told me about her latest, Lost Girls Go Everywhere, I knew I had to read it without even knowing what it was about.
Lost Girls Go Everywhere is a collection of Azzurra's graceful and resplendent poetry and her very grievous and genuine prose. I have said this in the past, and I will say it again: I don't quite know how to review poetry. Sometimes I even find it hard to read, let alone understand. But in the case of Azzurra... Wow! I was left feeling speechless at the sheer paragon of her words. Each and very poem was so well written, unflawed and made me both love and hate the word "love". Some of my absolutely favourite poems from the collection are: First Date, Ageism is Fascism, Love Lost to Routine, Beautiful, A Danger to Herself and Others, The Lessons We're Taught, Nobody's Wife, I'm Not Okay, Flirting With Death, Mother of Art, The Quitter and One Day.
I know that seems like more than half the poems in the collection, so you're able to imagine just how astonishing the poems are. And if you thought the poems would take you into a deep spiral of thoughts and feelings, wait till you read the prose. Each and very story took with it a piece of my heart and carved a place in it. While most people might immediately say that Azzurra's stories are all about hating men, THEY ARE NOT. They are stories that you and I have both experienced but will probably never be able to express in such exquisite words. Whether it's first crush, lustre vulnerability, pleasure, enjoyment, heartache or heartbreak, Azzurra Nox has you covered. There is literally everything and so much more in this collection.
As always, I would highly recommend this and every other book by the author simply because dark, deep, deadly, dangerous and dainty is a rare, attractive and hypnotic combination that you have to read in order to experience. Do you know all those memes that go... Sex is great, but have you? Well I'll just say that sex might be great, but have you read an Azzurra Nox book? If you haven't, what are you waiting for?