The Effect of Living Backwards

The Effect of Living Backwards

by Heidi Julavits

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Overview

Following her acclaimed debut, The Mineral Palace, Heidi Julavits presents a quirky, compelling novel about two sisters, a bizarre event, and the elusive nature of truth—a New York Times Notable Book.

Does Alice really hate her sister, or is that love? Was she really enrolled in grad school, or was that an elaborate hoax? Is this really a hijacking, or is it merely the effect of living backwards?

“Heidi Julavits—no stranger to edgy, dark topics—takes liberties with conventional notions of hijacking and hostages, weaving humor in a zingy and brainy spectrum...If you can take successive shots of wit with gulps of moral inquisition, then this fine book is for you.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425198179
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/07/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

About the Author

Heidi Julavits is the author of four critically acclaimed novels (The VanishersThe Uses of EnchantmentThe Effect of Living Backwards, and The Mineral Palace) and co-editor, with Sheila Heti and Leanne Shapton, of the New York Times bestseller Women in Clothes. Her fiction has appeared in Harper's MagazineMcSweeney’s, and The Best American Short Stories, among other places.

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