Pretend I'm Dead
A NovelBook - 2018
Jen Beagins funny, moving, fearless debut novel introduces an unforgettable character, Mona--almost 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 she's 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: New York, NY :, Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.,, 2018
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: 231 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Pretend I am dead