Selfie as Big as the Ritz

Stories
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(160 Seiten)
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ISBN-13:
9781250126634
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EPUB
Seiten:
160
Autor:
Lara Williams
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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"e;Lara Williams makes a bold debut with this razor-sharp, magnificently humane story collection."e; -Entertainment Weekly 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 "e;better out than in!"e; 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 "e;One of Those Life Things,"e; a young woman struggles to say the right thing at her best friend's abortion. In "e;Penguins,"e; a girlfriend tries to accept her boyfriend's bizarre sexual fantasy. In "e;Treats,"e; 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.
"e;Lara Williams makes a bold debut with this razor-sharp, magnificently humane story collection."e; -Entertainment Weekly 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 "e;better out than in!"e; 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 "e;One of Those Life Things,"e; a young woman struggles to say the right thing at her best friend's abortion. In "e;Penguins,"e; a girlfriend tries to accept her boyfriend's bizarre sexual fantasy. In "e;Treats,"e; 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.
It BeginsA Lover's Guide To Meeting Shy Girls; Or; Break Up RecordOne Of Those Life ThingsBoth BoysWhere I Am Supposed To BeThis Small Written ThingBeautiful ExistenceIt's A Shame About RayDatesTreatsTaxidermyPenguinsToxic Shock SyndromeHere's To YouSundaes At The Tipping YardSafe SpacesA Single Lady's Manual for Parent/Teacher EveningA Selfie As Big As The RitzThe Getting Of the CatAs Understood By The WomenTributaries
"Lara Williams makes a bold debut with this razor-sharp, magnificently humane story collection." -Entertainment Weekly

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