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Erlanger Branch WATSO R (Text) 33126024164083 New Adult Fiction Checked out 12/18/2020

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  • ISBN: 9780385545761 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0385545762
  • Physical Description: 202 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2020]

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"An experimental novel that reveals one young woman's every thought over the course of twenty-four hours"-- Provided by publisher.
She wakes up, goes to work. Watches the clock and checks her phone. But underneath this monotony there's something else going on: something under her skin. The narrator becomes increasingly anxious as the day moves on: Is she overusing the heart emoji? Isn't drinking eight glasses of water a day supposed to fix everything? Why is the etiquette of the women's bathroom so fraught? How does she define rape? And why can't she stop scratching? -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Women > Fiction.
Thought and thinking > Fiction.
Rape > Fiction.
Genre: Experimental fiction.

  • Baker & Taylor
    "An experimental novel that reveals one young woman's every thought over the course of twenty-four hours"--
  • Baker & Taylor
    A debut novel written in the style of a woman's thoughts on a deceptively ordinary day traces her growing perturbation of mind as she moves through a routine marked by self-doubt, impatience, philosophical development and personal neuroses.
  • Random House, Inc.
    "Extraordinary"--THE NEW YORKER

    In the formally innovative tradition of Grief Is the Thing with Feathers and Ducks, Newburyport comes a dazzlingly original, shot-in-the-arm of a debut that reveals a young woman's every thought over the course of one deceptively ordinary day.


    She wakes up, goes to work. Watches the clock and checks her phone. But underneath this monotony there's something else going on: something under her skin.

    Relayed in interweaving columns that chart the feedback loop of memory, the senses, and modern distractions with wit and precision, our narrator becomes increasingly anxious as the day moves on: Is she overusing the heart emoji? Isn't drinking eight glasses of water a day supposed to fix everything? Why is the etiquette of the women's bathroom so fraught? How does she define rape? And why can't she stop scratching?

    Fiercely moving and slyly profound, little scratch is a defiantly playful look at how our minds function in--and survive--the darkest moments.

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