Acts of Desperation

Acts of Desperation by Megan Nolan 031642983X 9780316429832
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"A love story like no other."--Karl Ove Knausgaard

"Hot as viscera." --The New Republic

A "blistering anti-romance" (Catherine Lacey) about love addiction and what it does to us.

Wouldn't I do anything to reverse my loss, the absence of him?

In the first scene of this provocative gut-punch of a novel, our unnamed narrator meets a magnetic writer named Ciaran and falls, against her better judgment, completely in his power. After a brief, all-consuming romance he abruptly rejects her, sending her into a tailspin of jealous obsession and longing. If he ever comes back to her, she resolves to hang onto him and his love at all costs, even if it destroys her...

Part breathless confession, part lucid critique, Acts of Desperation renders a consciousness split between rebellion and submission, between escaping degradation and eroticizing it, between loving and being lovable. With unsettling, electric precision, Nolan dissects one of life's most elusive mysteries: Why do we want what we want, and how do we want it?

Heralding the arrival of a stunning new literary talent, Acts of Desperation interrogates the nature of fantasy, desire, and power, challenging us to reckon honestly with our own insatiability.

Author: Megan Nolan

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 288

Publisher: Back Bay Books

Publication Date: 2022-09-27


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