Promising Young Women by Suzanne Scanlon

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A series of fragmentary tales tells the story of Lizzie, a young woman who, in her early twenties, unexpectedly embarks on a journey through psychiatric institutions, a journey that will end up lasting many years. With echoes of Sylvia Plath, and against a cultural backdrop that includes Shakespeare, Woody Allen, and Heathers, Suzanne Scanlon’s first novel is both a deeply moving account of a life of crisis and a brilliantly original work of art.
 

About Suzanne Scanlon

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Suzanne Scanlon's writing has appeared in The Iowa Review, The American Scholar, DIAGRAM, and many other places. She has worked as an actress in New York and, more recently, in Chicago, where she now lives.
 
Published October 9, 2012 by Dorothy, a publishing project. 160 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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