Named a Best New Book of 2021 by Vogue and Refinery29For a friend who needs a reminder that love is weird, humans are complicated, and bad things often get better or at least later become funny stories to tell our friends. --Vanity Fair A sharp, witty book about brilliant, broken women that are just the right amount wrong.
Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Lit Hub
Named one of 5 Hot Books by The National Book Review
Whether diving into complicated relationships or wrestling with family ties, the girls and women who populate this collection--misfits and misanthropes, bickering sisters, responsible daughters, and unhappy wives--don't always find themselves making the best decisions.
A woman struggles with a new kind of love triangle when she moves in with a divorced dad. A lonely teenage beach attendant finds uneasy comradeship with her boss. A high school English teacher gets pushed to her limits when a student plagiarizes. Often caught between desire and duty, guilt and resentment, these characters discover what it means to get lost in love, and do what it takes to find themselves again.
Utterly singular and wholly unforgettable, Emma Duffy-Comparone's stories manage to be slyly, wickedly funny at even their darkest turns and herald the arrival of an irreverent and dazzling new voice.
About the Author
Emma Duffy-Comparone's fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, New England Review, One Story, AGNI, The Sun, The Pushcart Prize XXXIX & XLI, and elsewhere. A recipient of awards from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers' Conferences, the MacDowell Colony, the Yaddo Corporation, and the Elizabeth George Foundation, she is an assistant professor of creative writing at Merrimack College. Love Like That is her first published book.