A selfie as big as the Ritz
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New York : Flatiron Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
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viii, 196 pages ; 19 cm
Yavapai College Prescott - Circulating Collection  1 available
PR6123.I55254A6 2017

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9781250126627, 1250126622


"'A dark wonder. An often harrowing (and in parts, very, very funny) debut, it targets the unfathomable nonsense of relationships, work and modern living with a keen eye, head-spinning wordplay and enough compassion to crush your heart. Buy it for everyone you know.' --The Skinny. 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 'better out than in!' 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 'One of Those Life Things,' a young woman struggles to say the right thing at her best friend's abortion. In 'Penguins,' a girlfriend tries to accept her boyfriend's bizarre sexual fantasy. In 'Treats,' 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"--,Provided by publisher.


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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Williams, L. (2017). A selfie as big as the Ritz (First U.S. edition.). Flatiron Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Williams, Lara. 2017. A Selfie As Big As the Ritz. New York: Flatiron Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Williams, Lara. A Selfie As Big As the Ritz New York: Flatiron Books, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Williams, Lara. A Selfie As Big As the Ritz First U.S. edition., Flatiron Books, 2017.

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