Lucie Britsch (Author)
June 16, 2020
5.6 X 8.4 X 1.4 inches | 0.85 pounds
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About the Author
Lucie Britsch's writing has appeared in Catapult, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Split Lip Magazine, and The Sun magazine, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Sad Janet is her first novel.
Advance praise for Sad Janet "Britsch's monologue about the experience of unhappiness is undeniably infectious." --Publishers Weekly "Lucie Britsch has crafted a biting, pitch-perfect novel about one woman's desire to stay true to herself in a world that rewards facile happiness. Hilarious, wise, wicked, and tender, Sad Janet is a dazzling debut and Britsch a singular and necessary new voice." --Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, New York Times-bestselling author of The Nest "I know sad Janet. Sometimes I am sad Janet. At some point in our lives, we could all be a Janet. In her wonderful debut novel, Lucie Britsch celebrates a formerly unheralded state of being: sadness. Embrace your sadness, watch TV, pet a stray dog, masturbate, don't answer the phone. And if you don't feel like taking that pill, try reading Sad Janet instead. It might make you happy." --Marcy Dermansky, author of Very Nice "In Sad Janet, Britsch has created a slacker heroine with the exuberant weariness of a Melissa Broder poem and the provocative non-conformism of an Ottessa Mosfegh character. From her pulpit in the anarchist dog shelter that also shelters her, Janet has veracious and darkly comic things to say about the real cost of artificial glee. A timely and trenchant debut." --Courtney Maum, author of Costalegre "Sad Janet is a tragicomic riot of a book--charging, foul-mouthed and tender, across the modern condition. It is an hysterically funny and slyly moving defense for feeling all there is to feel in a medicated world. Lucie Britsch's outcast heroine, Janet, is the dog-whispering, post-Goth cousin to Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag. Terrifying, glorious, and one for the ages." --Claudia Dey, author of Heartbreaker and Stunt