Godfrey brings the granular gaze of a novelist to the kind of material often flattened into moralizing argument, and her [Under the Bridge] characters emerge as mysterious, contradictory, heartbreaking, and plural—in short, as human.
THE PARIS REVIEW
Dreamy, mysterious, and ultimately terrifying, [Under the Bridge] speaks volumes to the complexities of adolescence, class, and fractured families. I don't often return to nonfiction, but this one I keep coming back to. It does something to you.
Imagine William S. Burroughs as a young writer with a social conscience and you have Rebecca Godfrey... The Torn Skirt is an exhilarating, surreal, and dreamlike trip through the passionate heart.
GLOBE AND MAIL
Rebecca Godfrey is the author of the novel, The Torn Skirt and a work of literary reportage, Under the Bridge. She edited the artist book, Girls In Trees, which includes new work by Mary Gaitskill, Samantha Hunt, Nick Flynn and more.
She is the recipient of fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and The Canada Council. She teaches writing in the MFA program at Columbia University. She lives in Red Hook, New York.