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Pretend I'm Dead By Jen Beagin Pretend I m Dead NAMED A BEST BOOK of the YEAR by O THE OPRAH MAGAZINE REFINERY and KIRKUS REVIEWS SHORTLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE Miranda July meets Mary Karr in this bril
  • Title: Pretend I'm Dead
  • Author: Jen Beagin
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  • Page: 337
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  • Pretend I'm Dead By Jen Beagin NAMED A BEST BOOK of the YEAR by O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE, REFINERY 29, and KIRKUS REVIEWS SHORTLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE Miranda July meets Mary Karr in this brilliant debut novel from Jen Beagin, Whiting Award winner and one of the freshest voices I ve read in years funny, wise, whip smart and compassionate Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlest NAMED A BEST BOOK of the YEAR by O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE, REFINERY 29, and KIRKUS REVIEWS SHORTLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE Miranda July meets Mary Karr in this brilliant debut novel from Jen Beagin, Whiting Award winner and one of the freshest voices I ve read in years funny, wise, whip smart and compassionate Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins , about a cleaning lady on a quest for self acceptance after her relationship with a loveable junkie goes awry.Jen Beagin s quirky, moving, frank and unflinching Josh Ferris debut novel introduces an unforgettable character, Mona almost twenty four, emotionally adrift, and cleaning houses to get by Handing out clean needles to drug addicts, she falls for a recipient she calls Mr Disgusting, who proceeds to break her heart in unimaginable ways In search of healing, Mona decamps to Taos, New Mexico, for a fresh start, where she finds a community of seekers and cast offs, all of whom have one or two things to teach her the pajama wearing, blissed out New Agers, the slightly creepy client with peculiar tastes in controlled substances, the psychic who might really be psychic But always lurking just beneath the surface are her memories of growing up in a chaotic, destructive family from which she s trying to disentangle herself, and the larger legacy of the past she left behind The story of Mona s j
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    1. Find all of my reviews at book review 437 I read this IN JUNE I suck so hard at posting shit this year Good news is I kind of remember this one better news is it kind of meanders a little bit of everywhere so there s no reason to get wrapped up in the details Basically, if your idea of a good time is reading about a 20 something housekeeper with a side hobby of taking bizarro selfies in her employers homes who volunteers at the local methadone Find all of my reviews at book review 437 I read thi [...]


    2. I think I ve dnf d books in the last month than I have in the last year Started out promising, very different, quirky main character who volunteers with a needle exchange program She falls for one of the users that she calls Me Disgusting, who ends up breaking her heart She goes to Taos, which was a big draw for me, in an attempt to reclaim her life She shares a house with two strange characters Yoko and Yoko and we ll this is where it lost me Half way no less It turns a bit crude, l I think I v [...]


    3. Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegally Any book that starts with a young volunteer at a needle exchange developing a crush on one of her junkie clients, deducing from his refusal of sterilizing equipment that he s not sharing his needles and is therefore single and eligible, is definitely a book for me and that s merely page 1 of Jen Beagin s Reprinted f [...]


    4. This was a strange sort of attraction at first sight the title alone is so intriguing negotiated down by reluctance to engage with a 24 year old protagonist Yes, I know, I m an ageist, but can you blame me This generation has been just all sorts of unattractive Although I m very glad to have finally decided to follow my initial instinct and check this book out, because a it s pretty terrific and b it s set judging by cultural clues in the mid 90s, entirely different, far tolerable ge This was a [...]


    5. I read the first 65 pages, which was one long chapter almost like a standalone novella called Hole Mona, a 23 year old art school dropout turned cleaner, was raised by a cousin after her addict parents death Like Beagin, who cleaned houses for five years to support her art, Mona collects vacuum cleaners and considers vacuuming her primary hobby She enjoys the repetition and inadvertent intimacy of her job it gives her glimpses into other people s inner lives In her spare time she volu I read the [...]


    6. Pretend I m Dead is a really unusual, psychedelic gem of a novel Mona is a twenty something volunteer in a needle exchange programme Her dad, Mickey, is a deadbeat and the only stability she has in her life is the sole trader house cleaner she works for Mona has a brain but no particular drive She works hard, but without direction When she tells people she is a cleaner, they assume she must have something else she is working towards white girls don t clean houses The novel follows Mona o Pretend [...]



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