Merritt Tierce - LOVE ME BACK

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
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2421 Bissonnet St
77005-1451 Houston
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$23.95
ISBN: 9780385538077
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Doubleday Books - September 16th, 2014


From "5 Under 35" honoree and Rona Jaffe Award-winner comes an urgent, intensely visceral debut novel about a young waitress whose downward spiral is narrated in electric prose

Marie, a young single mother, lands a job at an upscale Dallas steakhouse. She is preternaturally attuned to the appetites of her patrons, but quickly learns to hide her private struggle behind an easy smile and a crisp white apron. In a world of long hours and late nights, where everything runs on a currency of favors, cash and cachet, Marie gives in to brutally self-destructive impulses. She loses herself in a tangle of bodies and the kind of coke that 'napalms your emotional synapses.' But obliteration—not pleasure—is her goal. Pulsing with fierce, almost feral energy, LOVE ME BACK is an unapologetic portrait of a woman cutting a precarious path through early adulthood. In the words of Ben Fountain, author of BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK, "Tierce roams like an avenging angel across the landscape of twenty-first century American decadence, and the truths she writes achieve a state of near-sacred subversion."