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A selfie as big as the Ritz, Lara Williams

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A selfie as big as the Ritz
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A selfie as big as the Ritz
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Lara Williams
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eng
Summary
""A dark wonder. An often harrowing (and in parts, very, very funny) debut, it targets the unfathomable nonsense of relationships, work and modern living with a keen eye, head-spinning wordplay and enough compassion to crush your heart. Buy it for everyone you know." --The Skinny She finds herself single, twenty-nine, partially-employed, and about a half a stone overweight. Roller dexter of eligible friends rattling thin. Thirties breathing down her neck like an inappropriate uncle. She jogs. Looks good in turquoise. Finds herself punctuating gas "better out than in!" patting her stomach like a department store Santa. This is who I am, she thinks. The women in Lara Williams' debut story collection, A Selfie as Big as the Ritz, navigate the tumultuous interval between early twenties and middle age. In the title story, a relationship implodes against the romantic backdrop of Paris. In "One of Those Life Things," a young woman struggles to say the right thing at her best friend's abortion. In "Penguins," a girlfriend tries to accept her boyfriend's bizarre sexual fantasy. In "Treats," a single woman comes to terms with her loneliness. As Williams' characters attempt to lean in, fall in love, hold together a family, fend off loneliness, and build a meaningful life, we see them alternating between expectation and resignation, giddiness and melancholy, the rollercoaster we all find ourselves on"--
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823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6123.I55254
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
fiction
A selfie as big as the Ritz, Lara Williams
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A selfie as big as the Ritz, Lara Williams
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text
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txt
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19 cm.
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Edition
First U.S. editoin.
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9781250126627
Lccn
2017025683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989862574

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