Pretend I'm Dead

Pretend I'm Dead

A Novel

Book - 2015
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Jen Beagins funny, moving, fearless debut novel introduces an unforgettable character, Monaalmost 24, cleaning houses to get by, emotionally adrift. Handing out clean needles to drug addicts, she falls for a recipient who proceeds to break her heart in unimaginable ways Always just under the surface are her memories of growing up in a chaotic, destructive family from which shes trying to disentangle herself. The story of her journey toward a comfortable place in the world and a measure of self-acceptance is psychologically acute, often surprising, and entirely human.
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9780810132078
0810132079
Branch Call Number: FIC BEAGIN, JEN
Characteristics: 199 pages ; 23 cm

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xiaojunbpl12
Aug 24, 2017

I hate the ending, because I loved all the way from Lowell's "low life" to Taos' "high living" so much until the ending approaches. Or I don't get it - humorlessly overdone?

Unusually twisted and disturbed, but keen perception plus ingenious use of language presents no barrier to lure, reveal the real world and real people. It's funny, empathetic, hurtful, and can be unforgiving to anyone among us.

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