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Author Williams, Lara (Writer of Treats), author.

Title A selfie as big as the Ritz / Lara Williams.

Publication Info. New York : Flatiron Books, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC WILLIAMS,L    DUE 11-30-19
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description viii, 196 pages ; 19 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Originally published in the UK by Freight Books as Treats"--Title page verso.
Summary ""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.
Contents It Begins -- A Lover's Guide To Meeting Shy Girls; Or; Breakup Record -- One Of Those Life Things -- Both Boys -- Where I Am Supposed To Be -- This Small Written Thing -- Beautiful Existence -- It's A Shame About Ray -- Dates -- Treats -- Taxidermy -- Penguins -- Toxic Shock Syndrome -- Here's To You -- Sundaes At The Tipping Yard -- Safe Spaces -- A Single Lady's Manual for Parent/Teacher Evening -- A Selfie As Big As The Ritz -- The Getting Of the Cat -- As Understood By The Women -- Tributaries.
Genre/Form Short stories.
Added Title Short stories. Selections
ISBN 9781250126627 (hardcover)
1250126622 (hardcover)

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