It’s 1997, and 14-year-old Juliet has it pretty good. But over the course of the next two years, she
rapidly begins to unravel, finding herself in a downward trajectory of mental illness and self-destruction.
An explosive portrayal of teenage life from the perspective of The Bad Friend, Juliet the Maniac is a bold,
stylish breakout book from an author already crackling on the indie scene.
” ‘Juliet The Maniac’ is an uncomfortable read. There is heartbreak and blood, anger and violence, suicide attempts and terrifying visions that shatter a young woman’s life. That said, it is also a necessary read.” – NPR
“A force that shouldn’t be ignored — an illuminating examination of youth and soul-crushing pressure.” – BUZZFEED
Juliet Escoria is the author of the poetry collection Witch Hunt, and the story collection Black Cloud. She lives in West Virginia
with her husband, the writer Scott McClanahan.