Saturday, November 16, 2019

Seven books about the struggle of being a writer

Gnesis Villar, an intern at Electric Literature, tagged seven novels about the struggle of being a writer, including:
Bunny by Mona Awad

Samantha Heather “Smackie” Mackey is in the second year of her MFA program at an elite university. Initially, Samantha despises her cohort—four upper-class women she nicknames “the Bunnies” for their vapidity and eerily similar fashion sense. Her only friend and ally is Ava—a cynical art school drop-out who shares a disdain for the group. However, one day Samantha is formally invited into the fold (by means of a small origami swan) and falls deep into their strange world where it’s possible to conjure their monstrous creations in off-campus “Workshops.” Soon the edges of reality blur and her friendship with Ava threatens to collide with the Bunnies, Samantha must navigate an increasingly unfathomable world.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue