Olivia Laing


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A New York Times Notable, The New Yorker, Washington Post, NPR, Guardian, Esquire, and Bustle Best Book of 2018
“Love may not be original, but this funny, fervent novel is.”—The New Yorker

It’s the summer of 2017 and Kathy is getting married. Meanwhile, fascism is on the rise, truth is dead, the planet is heating up, and Trump is tweeting the world ever closer to nuclear war. In Crudo, her first work of fiction, Olivia Laing radically rewires the novel with a fierce, compassionate account of learning to love when the end of the world seems in sight.
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  • Dexter Calledohas quoted2 years ago
    We’re a monstrous pair of crows, devoted to a singular being.
  • Dexter Calledohas quoted2 years ago
    Kathy always claimed she wanted a home, but actually she had a mania a genuine addiction for dividing her life between two places, she couldn’t help it, it was how she was built. A migrant bird, she was compelled to fly from town to town, wheelie case in tow, always lacking one or another essential implement, a charger, jacket, umbrella, scarf.
  • Dexter Calledohas quoted2 years ago
    What she knew about illness was that it went on mostly beneath the waterline, you didn’t really know the extent of damage until it was too late.

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