If You're Not Yet Like Me

If You're Not Yet Like Me

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by Edan Lepucki
     
 

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Fiction. Joellyn—as judgmental as she is insecure—tells her unborn daughter the story of her courtship with an unemployed, terribly-dressed man named Zachary. The novella is a romantic comedy—if romantic comedies were dark and screwed up and no one got exactly what they wanted.

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Fiction. Joellyn—as judgmental as she is insecure—tells her unborn daughter the story of her courtship with an unemployed, terribly-dressed man named Zachary. The novella is a romantic comedy—if romantic comedies were dark and screwed up and no one got exactly what they wanted.

Editorial Reviews

Kylee Stoor
Joellyn, the caustic, painfully honest narrator of If You’re Not Yet Like Me, is one of the most realistic characters I’ve ever encountered…The significant impact of the short works in this book is impressive, and I look forward to whatever she writes next.
Tessa Mellas
Lepucki is a master at characterization and humor.
Emily St. John Mandel
A sharp, accomplished work.
Eric Jett
Lepucki does not attempt, in this novella that reads quicker than many short stories, to stretch Joellyn beyond her limits, to sacrifice the character for the sake of a lesson, a novel, or a heartwarming conclusion. Instead, Lepucki sets herself to the more difficult task of creating charm from Joellyn’s abrasiveness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780991314102
Publisher:
Nouvella
Publication date:
02/11/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
55
Sales rank:
973,723
Product dimensions:
3.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Edan Lepucki is a staff writer at The Millions, and her short fiction has been published in McSweeney's and Narrative Magazine, among others. Her first novel, California, will be published by Little, Brown in July 2014.

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If You're Not yet Like Me 2.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 2 reviews.
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