Amends by Eve Tushnet
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A month in rehab would be stressful enough without a television audience. When the ramshackle cast checks in for "Amends," a new reality series about alcoholism and recovery, they don't know if they've been cast as villains or potential redemption arcs. Over the course of the show they learn what God sees when he shuts his eyes, how to appreciate the comforts of hallucination, and what it looks like when a wolf fights a troll. A conservative journalist woos a homeless Ethiopian visionary. A teen hockey star licks a human heart. And a collections agent pays some of his own oldest and saddest debts. From backhanded compliments to accidental forgiveness, "Amends" proves that there's a place you can go when you've given up on reality: reality TV.

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Published August 18, 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 330 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It’s maybe unfair to compare Wisdom of the Beguines to Alan Bray’s majestic The Friend, since Swan is writing for a broader audience and anyway not everybody can be Alan Bray, but one thing I love about his book is that he knows that every vocation brings its own typical temptations and character...

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“At its core,” Silva writes, “this emerging working-class adult self is characterized by low expectations of work, wariness toward romantic commitment, widespread distrust of social institutions, profound isolation from others, and an overriding focus on their emotions and psychic health.”.

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A compassionate priest assigned to visit her (she's sort of in house arrest in the haunted house) helps her unravel the mystery--and the final twist about the priest's own history is genuinely moving.

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His story is interwoven with the even sadder and creepier story of a young woman with burns on only one half of her face, who tries to live with … [Read more...].

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