Use Me by Elissa Schappell

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The exquisitely artful fiction debut of Vanity Fair columnist Elissa Schappell is a novel told in ten stories that resonate with the most profound experiences in the life of a young woman -- friendship and rivalry, the love for a man, the birth of a child, and the death of a father.


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Elissa Schappell writes the "Hot Type" cohmm for Vanity Fair and is a founding editor of the new literary magazine Tin House. She received her MFA from the Creative Writing Program at New York University. She has been a senior editor at The Paris Review and has contributed to numerous magazines, including GQ, Vogue, Bomb, Bookforum, and Spin. She lives in Brooklyn.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 340 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Granddaughter or not, her father’s health continues to fail as the book, growing into a hyperdetailed saga-of-a-cancer-case, starts to crawl for the reader in almost inverse proportion to the extent that Evie’s loss-of-a-parent crisis speeds up'as this distraught and devoted daughter eats her fat...

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In an age when too many characters in novels sound like opera divas warming up (me me me), here is another coming-of-age novel singing that self-absorbed tune.

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