I Must Have You by Joanna Novak

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I Must Have You by Joanna Novak

24.99

Hardcover | 250 pp.

The year is 1999 and thirteen-year-old Elliot is a self-appointed diet coach who teaches her classmates how to survive on one stick of gum a day to get heroin-chic Kate Moss thin Elliot is obsessed with her best friend and former client Lisa who is fresh out of inpatient treatment and dating a nineteen-year-old drug dealer Meanwhile Elliots mother Anna a capricious poetry professor has a drug addiction and eating disorder of her own When Lisa transfers her fixation from food to sex with her boyfriend Elliots fragile grip on reality begins to falter at the same that time that Annas fascination with the object of her own blind lust the student who relinquishes his cocaine to her during office hours begins to consume her I Must Have You is the story of what happens one three-day weekend in an explosion of desire hunger and lost innocence JoAnna Novaks kaleidoscope of 1990s America filled with vibrant imagery from riot grrl graffiti to Michael Jordan posters offers a vision of the complexities of womanhood and the culture that keeps the modern girl sick I Must Have You is a provocative debut of rare honesty from a daring new voice Similar to the works of Miranda July Novaks novel will appeal to a new generation of readers who hunger for raw female protagonists

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