True Love (Kobo eBook)
A Glamour Best Book of 2020 ****A Bustle Best Books of 2020 Winner of an Audiofile Earphones AwardAn Entertainment Weekly 30 Hottest Book of the Summer A Refinery29 25 Book You’ll Want To Read This Summer Selection A Chicago Review of Books 10 Must-Read Books of the Month A LitHub Most Anticipated Book of the Year A The Millions Most Anticipated Book of the Year A Shondaland 15 Hot Books for Summer
One of today’s most provocative literary writers—the author of the critically-acclaimed Sunshine State and the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award finalist Binary Star**—captures the confused state of modern romance and the egos that inflate it in a dark comedy about a woman's search for acceptance, identity, and financial security in the rise of Trump.**
Nina is a struggling writer, a college drop-out, a liar, and a cheater. More than anything she wants love. She deserves it.
From the burned-out suburbs of Florida to the anonymous squalor of New York City, she eats through an incestuous cast of characters in search of it: her mother, a narcissistic lesbian living in a nudist polycule; Odessa, a single mom with even worse taste in men than Nina; Seth, an artist whose latest show is comprised of three Tupperware containers full of trash; Brian, whose roller-coaster affair with Nina is the most stable “relationship” in his life; and Aaron, an aspiring filmmaker living at home with his parents, with whom Nina begins to write her magnum opus*.*
Nina’s quest for fulfillment is at once darkly comedic, acerbically acute, and painfully human—a scathing critique of contemporary society, and a tender examination of our anguished yearning for connection in an era defined by detachment.