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With a new afterword by Jeff Gomez
Originally published during the literary “Brat Pack” phenomenon of the 1980s, this edition of Lisa Pliscou’s acclaimed first novel—written when she was 24—roars through ten riotous days in the hilariously tangled life of a Harvard senior who, as the heroine of her own story, must find a way to set her world to rights.
“Brilliant . . . It’s a perfect depiction of the end of college, when life feels like a sinking ship. Luckily for us, Miranda isn’t going down quietly.” —Tara Altebrando, author of Dreamland Social Club and Roomies
“Pliscou has managed here to bring to life a particular segment of a generation . . . plus some of the funniest dialogue I’ve read in a long time—both painfully real and funny, which is quite an authorial coup.” —David Foster Wallace
“A deft coming-of-age story.” —Booklist
“Pliscou’s dialogue . . . is eerily perfect. . . . It makes her writing seem less like a book and more like a story told among friends about a shared experience.” —The Orient (Bowdoin College)
Lisa Pliscou writes for both children and adults. Her most recent book is Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer, a biography focusing on Austen’s creative development.
From Publishers Weekly
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