Made for Love

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5.9 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Alissa Nutting is an assistant professor of English at Grinnell College. She is the author of the novels Tampa and Made for Love.

"So blisteringly smart and feverishly inventive that it's difficult to decide which element pins most precisely the absurdity of our present or the terror of our future. This is a novel as frightening as it is hilarious, melding pathos, comedy, and delight as only great satire can."--Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You
"Alissa Nutting's Made for Love is bizarre and vivid and unexpected and wickedly funny. I promise you will enjoy the ride."--Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins
"There is no one who negotiates the absurd as vigorously yet poignantly as Nutting. In her second novel...there are sex dolls and a senior citizen trailer park and brain chips and a con man who loves dolphins and still, the story makes sense like a motherfucker. Brilliant, dense, hilarious writing."--Roxane Gay
"Oh god I just love every page. It's fantastic."--Lynda Barry, author of One! Hundred! Demons! and The Good Times Are Killing Me
"Alissa Nutting is one of the most daring writers in America. She has the courage and recklessness to look our crazy culture in the eye, laughing as the headlights bear down upon her. This book is hilarious, and deeply sad, and hilarious."--Dan Chaon, author of Ill Will
"Nutting deftly exploits the comic potential of perverse attachments... The novel charms in its witty portrait of a woman desperate to reconnect with her humanity."--Publishers Weekly, 'Best Summer Books of 2017'
"A sly satire of our tech- and prosperity-obsessed society."--Booklist
"As absurd and hilarious as it is poignant."--Cosmopolitan, "11 Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down This Summer"
"Made for Love will be one of the funniest, most absurd books you'll read this summer....Hilarious, clever, and strikingly original, Made for Love speaks to the absurdity of our societal obsessions with technology and wealth."--Buzzfeed
"[Hazel] is the rare literary heroine in whose company it would be a pleasure to absolutely wreck my life...The book is a total joyride, dizzying and surprising, like a state-fair roller coaster that makes you queasy for a moment but leaves you euphoric in the end."--The New Yorker
"Bizarre and brutally funny... relentlessly entertaining... Made for Love is a whip-smart critique of our relationship with technology and the ways we connect to other humans."--Harper's Bazaar
"Provocative and irreverent, Made for Love is an absurdly hilarious musing on love and marriage."--W Magazine
"Alissa Nutting's Made for Love has to be this summer's most heartwarming novel."--LitHub
"[A] wacky, hysterical and crazy-compelling story. Virtually every sentence of this book is laugh-out-loud hilarious... With [Nutting's] wit plus the intrigue of the plot, it really is impossible to put down."--New York Daily News
"Embrace the absurdity in this bonkers romp."--Cosmopolitan
"Nutting is the perfect writer to examine this absurdity, and what she's done in Made for Love is remarkable. Let's just put it out there: go read this book."--The Millions
"Alissa Nutting has written the most hilarious and downright bananas book of the summer"--San Diego Magazine
"Nutting's uniquely hilarious voice is the perfect guide to this darkly surreal, extremely relatable universe, in which the absurd becomes expected and our own personal hells feel like they've been perversely rendered in neon, airbrushed paint."--Nylon Magazine
"This is the raunchy, absurd, intelligent romp you've been looking for."--Refinery 29
"Hilarious...Nutting's smart, ribald, and hugely entertaining new novel provokes many chuckles. Occasionally, she reaches higher, and grants the reader flashes of something truly great: a striking view of the pathetic, that Gogolian, absurdist sublime."--The
"Smart, riveting ... The book begins, and races along, as an antic thriller...Made for Love crackles and satisfies by all its own weird rules, subversively inventing delight where none should exist. How can a book be so bright, and so dark?"--New York Times Book Review
"Made for Love is an argument for that wilder life, as dirty and maniacal as it may be, as well as a plea: interrogate functionality, accept the risk in letting humans exist: not as machines or robots or fantasies, but as they desire to be."--The Fanzine
"Easily one of the funniest books about sex and modern technology you'll read this year."--VICE