Iris Has Free Time by Iris Smyles

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 5 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

There, I came across a cluster of NYU graduates standing in cap and gown. They were laughing and posing for photos. Was it June again already? Their voices echoed through the subway tunnel. “Congratulations!” “Congratulations!” their parents said. And I wanted to yell, “Don’t do it! Go back! You don’t know what it’s like!”

Whether passed out drunk at The New Yorker where she’s interning; assigning Cliffs Notes when hired to teach humanities at a local college; getting banned from a fleet of Greek Island ferries while on vacation, or trying to piece together the events of yet another puzzling blackout—“I prefer to call them pink-outs, because I’m a girl”—Iris is never short on misadventures. From quarter-life crisis to the shock of turning thirty, Iris Has Free Time charts a madcap, melancholic course through that curious age—one’s twenties—when childhood is over, supposedly.

Iris Smyles has created in Iris Smyles an irresistible anti-heroine whose innocent iconoclasm startles as it charms.
 

About Iris Smyles

See more books from this Author
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 May 1, 2013 by Soft Skull Press. 386 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Iris Has Free Time

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Fresh out of N.Y.U., 20-something dilettante Iris Smyles feels destined for fame and fortune. After briefly considering movie stardom (“it couldn’t be that hard”), she settles on writing, but finds no

Mar 11 2013 | Read Full Review of Iris Has Free Time

The Nervous Breakdown

Last Sunday I bumped into Iris Smyles, the notoriously reclusive author of the new novel Iris Has Free Time, as she was leaving her favorite stationery store in New York City’s East Village.

Jun 28 2013 | Read Full Review of Iris Has Free Time

The Nervous Breakdown

Last Sunday I bumped into Iris Smyles, the notoriously reclusive author of the new novel Iris Has Free Time, as she was leaving her favorite stationery store in New York City’s East Village.

Jun 28 2013 | Read Full Review of Iris Has Free Time

The Nervous Breakdown

Last Sunday I bumped into Iris Smyles, the notoriously reclusive author of the new novel Iris Has Free Time, as she was leaving her favorite stationery store in New York City’s East Village.

Jun 28 2013 | Read Full Review of Iris Has Free Time

The Nervous Breakdown

TAGS: Iris Has Free Time, Iris Smyles, new book, new novel, new writing, novel excerpt.

Jun 28 2013 | Read Full Review of Iris Has Free Time

Reader Rating for Iris Has Free Time
55%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 18 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×