On Sale: January 8, 2019
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Jen Beagin’s funny, moving, fearless debut novel introduces
an unforgettable character, Mona—almost twenty-four,
emotionally adrift, and cleaning houses to get by. Handing
out clean needles to drug addicts, she falls for a recipient
she calls Mr. Disgusting, who proceeds to break her heart in
Seeking a kind of healing, she decamps to Taos, New Mexico,
for a fresh start, where she finds a community of seekers
and cast-offs, all of whom have one or two things to teach
her—the pajama-wearing, blissed-out New Agers, the slightly
creepy client with peculiar tastes in controlled substances,
the psychic who might really be psychic. But always lurking
just beneath the surface are her memories of growing up in a
chaotic, destructive family from which she’s trying to
disentangle herself, and the larger legacy of the past she
The story of Mona’s quest for self-acceptance in this
working class American world is at once hilarious and
wonderfully strange, true to life and boldly human, and
introduces a stunning, one-of-a-kind new voice in American
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