True Love by Sarah Gerard audiobook

True Love: A Novel

By Sarah Gerard
Read by Sophie Amoss

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062937438
6.33 Hours 1
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One of today’s most provocative literary writers captures the confused state of modern romance in a dark comedy about a woman’s search for acceptance, identity, and financial security in the rise of Trump. Nina is a struggling writer, a college drop-out, a liar, and a cheater. More than anything she wants love. She deserves it. From the burned-out suburbs of Florida to the anonymous squalor of New York City, she eats through an incestuous cast of characters in search of it: her mother, a narcissistic lesbian living in a nudist polycule; Odessa, a single mom with even worse taste in men than Nina; Seth, an artist whose latest show is comprised of three Tupperware containers full of trash; Brian, whose roller-coaster affair with Nina is the most stable “relationship” in his life; and Aaron, an aspiring filmmaker living at home with his parents, with whom Nina begins to write her magnum opus. Nina’s quest for fulfillment is at once darkly comedic, acerbically acute, and painfully human—a scathing critique of contemporary society, and a tender examination of our anguished yearning for connection in an era defined by detachment.

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Summary

Summary

A Glamour Magazine Pick of Best Books of the Year

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

An Entertainment Weekly Pick for Summer

A Refinery29 Pick of Summer Books

A Chicago Review of Books Pick of the Month

A Shondaland Pick of the Month


One of today’s most provocative literary writers captures the confused state of modern romance in a dark comedy about a woman’s search for acceptance, identity, and financial security in the rise of Trump.

Nina is a struggling writer, a college drop-out, a liar, and a cheater. More than anything she wants love. She deserves it.

From the burned-out suburbs of Florida to the anonymous squalor of New York City, she eats through an incestuous cast of characters in search of it: her mother, a narcissistic lesbian living in a nudist polycule; Odessa, a single mom with even worse taste in men than Nina; Seth, an artist whose latest show is comprised of three Tupperware containers full of trash; Brian, whose roller-coaster affair with Nina is the most stable “relationship” in his life; and Aaron, an aspiring filmmaker living at home with his parents, with whom Nina begins to write her magnum opus.

Nina’s quest for fulfillment is at once darkly comedic, acerbically acute, and painfully human—a scathing critique of contemporary society, and a tender examination of our anguished yearning for connection in an era defined by detachment.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Acerbically funny and sharply observant.” Tampa Bay Times
“Sophie Amoss’s superb narration enhances the raw and electric prose of author Sarah Gerard’s second novel…Amoss’s compelling performance guides listeners through the visceral appeal of this audiobook, allowing listeners to empathize with Nina amid her frequent missteps and bad decisions. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“This darkly comic novel…cycles through a memorable cast of characters.” Glamour
"[A] darkly comic dissection of desire.” Entertainment Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Sarah Gerard

Author Bio: Sarah Gerard

Sarah Gerard is the author of the novel Binary Star, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Award for First Fiction and named on the best book of the year lists for NPR, Vanity Fair, Buzzfeed, and Flavorwire. Her short stories, essays, interviews, and criticism have appeared in the New York Times, Paris Review Daily, Los Angeles Review of Books, Cut, Bomb, and other journals, as well as in anthologies for Joyland and the Saturday Evening Post. She writes a monthly column for Hazlitt and teaches writing in New York City.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 6.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English