Dating Tips for the Unemployed by Iris Smyles

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Walking the line between self-obsession and thoughtful portraiture, Smyles explores an inextricable link between sex and loneliness, self-loathing and self-acceptance in contemporary New York.
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In 24 absurd, lyrical, and louche episodes, "Iris Smyles"weaves a modern odyssey about trying to find one's home in the worldamid the pitfalls and insidious traps of adult life. A wickedlyfunny picaresque touching on quantum physics, the Donner Party, arcticexploration, Greek mythology, Rocky I, II, V,IV, VI, and III respectively, and literary immortality, Dating Tipsfor the Unemployed is a wistful ifwry ode to that awkward age--between birth and death--when you think you knowwhat you want but aren't quite sure what you're doing
 

About Iris Smyles

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Iris Smyles has written for numerous publications including Nerve, New York Press, McSweeney's and BOMB. She was awarded The Doris Lippman Prize for fiction, The Adria Schwartz Fiction Award, The Geraldine Griffin Moore Short Story Award and is a frequent contributor to Splice Today. She lives in New York.
 
Published June 28, 2016 by Mariner Books. 325 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction
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Walking the line between self-obsession and thoughtful portraiture, Smyles explores an inextricable link between sex and loneliness, self-loathing and self-acceptance in contemporary New York.

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