Acts of Desperation

Megan Nolan (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$27.00  $24.84
Publisher
Little Brown and Company
Publish Date
March 09, 2021
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.4 X 1.3 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780316429856

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About the Author

Megan Nolan lives in London and was born in 1990 in Waterford, Ireland. She has a robust and devoted following for her writing which includes essays, fiction and reviews published widely including in the New York Times, the White Review, the Sunday Times, the Village Voice, the Guardian, and in the literary anthology, Winter Papers. Regular columns of her cultural commentary appear in i newspaper, Huck Magazine and the New Statesman. Acts of Desperation is her first novel.

Reviews

"Megan Nolan writes with piercing vulnerability and precision. Her debut novel, Acts of Desperation is a blistering anti-romance about the seductive destruction of trying to find self-worth in the gaze of another."--CATHERINE LACEY, author of PEW and THE ANSWERS
"Megan Nolan is a huge literary talent, and her first novel, Acts of Desperation, is a love story like no other. The writing is intense and honest, with a rare access to real life, but it is also reflective and full of insights, and with this combination the novel manages to separate the idea of love and the experience of it, and take the reader to the place where it comes into being."
--KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD
"I devoured this book, my heart trilling with equal parts terror and exhilaration. It is an emotional thriller, a portrait of obsession--its pleasures and powerlessness, its inevitable corruption not only of integrity, but even selfhood. Nolan's prose is cool and liquid, her content perfectly scorching. I loved this taut and torturous ode to the parts of us that persist, even as we are wrecked by love."
--MELISSA FEBOS, author of ABANDON ME and WHIP SMART
"Remarkable...This mesmerizes from the first page."
--Publishers Weekly